You can clean reinstall which is actually better than a new computer since most are larded with sponsors' bloatware: Reinstalling Windows 7
Until then you can clean up the preinstalled sponsors bloatware and useless factory utilities which have much better versions built into Windows 7, using these tips:
Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets/sticky notes if you use them. The rest are freeloaders that can wait to start until you run them. Startup Programs - Change
. (Notes: Anything Google is spyware which will track you and paste interest ads. An HP Wireless manager will need "allow independent wireless" box checked in Preferences before turning it off in order to default to Windows 7's superior wireless manager).
After several reboots enter msconfig>Services, check box to "Hide all MS services" then again uncheck everything except AV. Check back repeatedly here and in Startup list to see if anything writes itself back in - if so turn it off in its Program Preferences or Uninstall it.
You now have a clean boot.
Decide which programs you can do without over time then uninstall them.
Monitor whether bloatware uninstalls have corrupted System files by running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
. Irreparable system files resulting in Performance problems can sometimes be remedied without reinstall by a Repair Install
Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials
or Avast 6 with the Windows Firewall to gain back performance from more bloated AV's.
Check optional Windows Updates regularly for driver
updates after enabling hardware auto-updating
. You can trust Updates given by Windows 7 as they rarely malfunction and keep your drivers
current, OS performance updated and Firewall security fortified. .
Monitor Event Viewer>Admin View to google repeat errors text and ID# to find how others have resolved them. Check also the Performance log on Advanced Tools page accessed by clicking WEI score link at Computer>Properties. Look for cued issues at top of Tools page, Generate a System Health Report.
Type "Solutions" in Start Search box to see solutions to problems sent and not. Windows 7 is interactive so always send Problem Reports.
Clean and order the HD perfectly using free state-of-the-art CCleaner ("Run Cleaner" and Registry tab) then Puran boot-time defrag with Intelligent Optimizer enabled on the Additional Operations tab. CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defra...-75115626.html
Save a Windows 7 backup image externally of your optimized Windows 7 which may become preferable to the Recovery Disks and can reimage your HD or it's replacement in 20 minutes: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup System Image Recovery
If there are any lags or problems work through these additional troubleshooting steps
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