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Windows 7: Should I throw in the towel?

14 Apr 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captrivers View Post
Thanks for the replies. Thrashzone, I have slimmed that down to only starting my AV on reboot.
Slimmed down how exactly ?
Did you just simply uncheck items ?
Or did you uninstall the items with the check boxes Checked so you don't have a bunch of Unknown items now on startup,
Post a screen shot of the Startup section at the least please.


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17 Apr 2015   #12
captrivers

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Sorry for the delay.
Thanks for the tips on Linux but I'll use that as my last resort.

TZ, here's my Start UP.
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Here's my Services after selecting HIDE ALL MICROSOFT SERVICES. Before making that selection, I snipped and have 14 pages of those:
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You mentioned not only un-checking the boxes but removing items from start-up. Can you tell me how?
Also, over these last few days I did a Windows 7 repair re-install.


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17 Apr 2015   #13
captrivers

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Another question, would it be best to set my PAGE FILE to custom at 2000(I have 2g's of RAM) or let Windows automatically manage it?
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17 Apr 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Let windows manage
I'm just now looking over your images thanks for posting them
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17 Apr 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The only trick about unchecking an item or service is to remember to recheck the item and restart your machine if you ever decide to uninstall it
But for the most part unchecking an item is okay but you do need to reactivate it to Update the program or uninstall the program,
That pretty much goes for all of them,
You can watch the install of the programs and usually there's an option for the program to create a startup folder or not,
Usually the programs that give you those options also offer the option is there settings.

One disturbing listing is RegClean
Give more info on that one please.

Also 2 Microsoft Startup's Unchecked :/
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17 Apr 2015   #16
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captrivers View Post
Another question, would it be best to set my PAGE FILE to custom at 2000(I have 2g's of RAM) or let Windows automatically manage it?
There's all sorts of opinions and facts about that but what works for me is to set the Virtual Memory/paging file to 1.5 times the physical RAM for both the maximum and minimum, especially for those computers with only the required RAM, more RAM lessens the size but still need some.
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17 Apr 2015   #17
captrivers

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the info.

RegClean was my failed attempt at re-organizing things to make it run more efficient. What are the thoughts on those types of programs?
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17 Apr 2015   #18
captrivers

Win 7 32bit
 
 

I'm running AVAST. Which features am I able to not use. My main usage is internet browsing. Could that be a culprit with adding to my slow browsing?
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17 Apr 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Firstly reg cleaners are nothing but fish oil which do more harm than good,
Some people here use ccleaner but not I

Avast is bloated and you really don't need to use any toolbars or browser add-ons for it to be protected.

As far as the reg... use sfc/ scannow to see if it finds and or corrects any corruptions firstly.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If the reg... has a Undo option please use it
Otherwise you might consider a clean install or a repair install,
Repair Install

Back to the machine worth upgrading anything Ram is fairly cheap a 4 gb pack is usually only about 50.us
An ssd 256gb would be about 100.us
I did both myself on a 2009 machine and plus a clean install and it's faster than I would ever of hoped
I did also add a gt640 graphic's card too which was another 60-70.us but 200.us is a lot cheaper than building one for 2k if I'm lucky to be under that $
It's just to get through another year or so until I build it up and pull the trigger plus get additional funds most of all.
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13 May 2015   #20
captrivers

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for helping me. You say Avast is bloated but I found it less than others I've tried. What do you recommend?

Also, I resorted to a clean re-install as we speak(hadn't had much time to mess with it since we last spoke), this is my last attempt before moving on. Instead of spending ANY money on it ie. more RAM, I prefer to invest in a more updated system. Even contemplating a Laptop for home use. My reserve there is I'm not sure if I'd be able to upgrade hardware as the original systems hardware becomes obsolete. Would you suggest another tower with that thinking. I built this tower back in 06 and it's gotten me this far. Again we are speaking of my home system, I have an Ultra Book for mobile use.
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