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Windows 7: I know what slows down a computer but....

17 Jul 2015   #1
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
I know what slows down a computer but....

Hiya friends --Happy summer holidays to all of you.

Last year I bought an Acer lap top. Afterwhich I installed the MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Ccleaner GOM Player, Firefox, Chrome, Skype, Malware Bytes and nothing else. I have used this lap top to work on perhaps for a total of 2 days. Yup not used much, only an hour here and there. But even if I don't use it I will turn it on about once a month just to update the named software and Windows 8 (Oops I just realized I should post on Win 8 forums and not here). The things is, when you consider what I just said, knowing there is no virus, trojan, or malware then I can not understand what on earth makes my computer so, sooooo slow to complete its booting stuff.
You're thinking the lap top comes with bloatware. I know, so I uninstalled just about all of them. Basically my computer is empty and yet though it goes to Windows in a flash once on the desktop I must wait a good minute for it complete. And then if I click on Skype for ex. this too takes about a minute--no exageration. Could those 3 remaining bloatware actually be slowing down my computer that much? (A cloud thing, a sync my files thing and I can't recall the other one). I guess the best thing to do is go to msconfig and stop everything one by one and find the culprit but I was wondering if there was a faster,easier way?


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17 Jul 2015   #2
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

OK decided to go look at Msconfig.
And I was surprised to see what was there--which explains a lot re: my question.
here is what is there:

MSconfig list

Services excluding Windows
Adobe Acrobat Update
Adobe Switchoard
Adobe Flash player (stopped)
Ather Svc ( Windows 7 DDK....)
Bonjour (apple)
Intel content protection (stopped)
Intel Capability Licensing Service interface
Intel Capability Licensing Service TCP IP
Intel Dynaic Application loader
Intel Management & Security Appl..
CCD Monitor Service (Acer)
ePower (Acer)
Launch Manager
MBAM .....(MalwareBytes)
McAfee Firewall core
McAfee Validtion Trust
Nero update
Nero BackItup
SKype Updater

StartUp tab
Many are disabled but below aren't
Kies TrayAgent
Nero Backitup
Background Agent (Acer)
Acrotray
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Updater startup Utility
Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
Adobe CS6
Switchboard
Sandboxie Control
Acer Portal
Host App Service updater (Pokki)
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Persistence module (Intel)
hkcmd module (Intel)
igfx tray (Intel)
LastPass Installer

I'm thinking some of the Adobe can be stopped And Nero (Nero came with the laptop so I think it is needed perhaps to do Acer's backing up or reinstall etc. since I actually use Comodo to do backups--not on laptop--nothing to back up there)
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17 Jul 2015   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

A lot of those services can be put on Automatic/Delayed or Manual startup. A lot of the progs can be taken off autorun. But I would especially get rid of McAfee. I'm very happy with Panda Free AV/AM, which also enables me to turn of Windows Defender.
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17 Jul 2015   #4
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Turn these off ...

Acrotray
Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
Adobe Acrobat Update
Adobe CS6
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Switchoard
Adobe Updater startup Utility
Host App Service updater (Pokki)
Intel Capability Licensing Service TCP IP
Intel Capability Licensing Service interface
Intel Dynamic Application loader
Intel Management & Security Appl
Intel content protection (stopped)
Kies TrayAgent
Launch Manager
Nero BackItup
Nero update
Persistence module (Intel)
Realtek HD Audio Manager
SKype Updater
Switchboard
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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