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Windows 7: New laptop, changing partition disks?

04 Dec 2011   #31
NicoleUK

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Yeah I did, Norton popped up so I thought why not since I don't have any other anti-virus, is it that bad? On my old laptop I used Malwarebytes and Avira. I'll also get CCleaner again too.

I'll have a look around at all the other programs you've both mentioned and see if I have any use for them, which I doubt but I'll take a look. I clean install would probably be easier but since I've already transferred all my documents I'll just remove programs as I go.

(I installed Tweetdeck myself :P and I've now removed that paragon think since it was useless for me as a trial)


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04 Dec 2011   #32
gregrocker

 

The Clean up factory bloatware steps I gave you include methods to check for System File damage after uninstalling crapware, clean up Disk and Registry leftovers using CCLeaner, then Defrag.

Most important is to keep a Clean Boot so even if they hang around, the bloatware doesn't get to hog System Resources, slow startup/shutdown or spy on you.
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04 Dec 2011   #33
ignatzatsonic

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I think the newest versions of certain Norton packages are tolerable, but I don't know about that particular package you have. At any rate, it would not be my first choice.

Particularly avoid Norton Backup.

The standard antivirus recommendation here is Microsoft Security Essentials plus Malwarebytes.

But many people here do use other antivirus with good results--most often AVG and Avast among the free applications.

McAfee is hopeless and Norton is questionable for most of its product line.

There's no need to go beyond Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG, or Avast. The more important point is that you use it, keep it updated, and use semi-sane browsing habits.

Malwarebytes seems to not conflict with most antivirus apps, which is a good thing. You might even consider getting the paid version (maybe 15 UK pounds). It's a lifetime license and provides "real time" protection, rather than relying on periodic scans.
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04 Dec 2011   #34
gregrocker

 

AVG bloated up as few years ago and never slimmed back down, losing its popularity. It's search/toolbar crapware is the cause of a lot of problems. I would stick with Avast or MSE.
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04 Dec 2011   #35
NicoleUK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So far, I have removed Norton and now have Microsoft security essentials and Malwarebytes
I'll run what you said with SFC /SCANNOW, CCleaner and defrag once I'm happy I've removed what I don't want

If I get rid of everything cyber link and easy, what do I use as alternatives for that, you mentioned windows 7 already has things?
All the easy software seems to be by Samsung


I'm using Windows Live Essentials just for the Calendar as I realised it's not separate with 7 as it was with Vista and I used it everyday. Any suggestions for another calendar program that I can also import my old calendar files.
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04 Dec 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

Look over those programs carefully in All Programs list to decide if they're something you want.

Don't uninstall them until you're sure you don't want them.

They cost you only HD space if they're turned off in msconfig as shown earlier. But once they're gone they can only be restored by running Factory Recovery from it's partition or disks - unless you were provided with an Apps disk by Samsung.

Remember to make your Recovery Disks, too, so you have a backup method to restore to Factory condition besides Samsung Factory Recovery run from boot.
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04 Dec 2011   #37
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicoleUK View Post
If I get rid of everything cyber link and easy, what do I use as alternatives for that, you mentioned windows 7 already has things?
All the easy software seems to be by Samsung

Regarding applications--I generally wait until I actually have a new task at hand for which I have no application. Then investigate the best possible free alternatives for that particular task.

I don't worry about what applications I need until I have a task I can't currently do with existing apps.

eg: for disk burning, I learned about ImgBurn. For viewing videos, I learned of Media Player Classic. And so forth.

Rather than simply arming yourself with a bunch of random apps that may do most things but are often not the best choice. The apps on store-bought PCs are not there because they are best--but only because they made a deal with Samsung in your case.

Some may be perfectly fine for your purposes. You need to experiment with them and then decide to keep or uninstall.
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04 Dec 2011   #38
NicoleUK

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I made a disk earlier from here System Repair Disc - Create is that what you mean?

I also have a system recovery media disk provided by Samsung. And I also did a backup to my external using Samsung Recovery Solution 5. However the backup and restore on my system keeps informing me to run a backup?
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04 Dec 2011   #39
gregrocker

 

That is Win7 backup center which can be engaged later to back up incremetally your files and a System Image going forward.

It sounds like you've done your homework with the Samsung Recovery backup and System Repair disk which is used when Win7 won't boot to run Startup Repair, System Restore, Reimage from stored Win7 backup image, etc.

Only if Win7 can't be repaired do you need to worry about running Factory Recovery or clean reinstalling without the factory bloatware as described here: Reinstalling Windows 7

I'm wondering if the Recovery disk provided by Samsung is the Factory Recovery image or a valuable Win7 Reinstallation DVD (without the bloatware). What does it say on the disk?
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04 Dec 2011   #40
ignatzatsonic

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Good that you made a System Repair disc.

Good that you have a System Recovery disk from Samsung.

Re backup--I know nothing of "Samsung Recovery Solution 5". I would not assume it is good or bad. It may be an "imaging" type of application that makes an image of your entire C drive, or it may be some type of file-by-file backup program intended to back up personal data.

The imaging program most used on this forum is Macrium. You need to decide if you want to use an imaging program or not. All they really do is save you the time required to reinstall all of your applications if you have a disk failure of some kind. Otherwise, you would just reinstall Windows and reinstall your applications manually. Imaging programs generally are a bit testy and prone to surprises and disappointment. Not what you'd like to see. But when they work, they save time and can bail you out of a bad situation.

That message you are getting is Windows telling you to run Windows built-in imaging/backup application. It "works", but is inflexible and not intuitive or easily understood. Many here avoid it entirely.
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