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Windows 7: Will reinstalling/formatting Windows 7, make it run fresh?

12 May 2012   #1
Windows7Privacy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Will reinstalling/formatting Windows 7, make it run fresh?

Well, I just wanted to ask if Formatting and Reinstalling Windows 7 would make it run like fresh? Like new, my PC has weirdly gotten slower, I know why. From Downloading, random stuff. So would reinstalling make this better? My Internet is also slowing down.

Thanks, I am new here. By the way, and should be posting here frequently.


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12 May 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is this factory OEM? If so try these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware especially establishing a Clean Boot which is important for retail as well.

If this fails to help enough read over these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail.
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12 May 2012   #3
Windows7Privacy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this factory OEM? If so try these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware especially establishing a Clean Boot which is important for retail as well.

If this fails to help enough read over these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail.
No, It's a custom made gaming PC :P
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12 May 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Every thing you need is in the Clean Reinstall tutorial including tips to get a perfect Win7 install based on thousands we've helped with here.
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12 May 2012   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The things you describe can be causes by malware and viruses. Are you running antivirus? When's the last time you did a scan for malware and viruses? I'm only asking because I have quite a few Windows 7 computers that have been running solid for a few years without any need to reformat.
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12 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Windows7Privacy,

When you first fired up your computer, then performance was good.

Since then, you have added software and made other changes.

One major source of slow performance is your security software.

To solve this major problem source:
Uninstall ALL anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, internet security software that you have installed.
Install MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials. Link in my signature.
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden

After, and only after that:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
===========================================
I'll analyze and make recommendations.

karl
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13 May 2012   #7
Windows7Privacy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
The things you describe can be causes by malware and viruses. Are you running antivirus? When's the last time you did a scan for malware and viruses? I'm only asking because I have quite a few Windows 7 computers that have been running solid for a few years without any need to reformat.
Malware bytes said everything is alright.
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13 May 2012   #8
Windows7Privacy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Windows7Privacy,

When you first fired up your computer, then performance was good.

Since then, you have added software and made other changes.

One major source of slow performance is your security software.

To solve this major problem source:
Uninstall ALL anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, internet security software that you have installed.
Install MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials. Link in my signature.
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden

After, and only after that:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
===========================================
I'll analyze and make recommendations.

karl
Should I uninstall malware bytes?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2012   #9
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7Privacy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Windows7Privacy,

When you first fired up your computer, then performance was good.

Since then, you have added software and made other changes.

One major source of slow performance is your security software.

To solve this major problem source:
Uninstall ALL anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, internet security software that you have installed.
Install MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials. Link in my signature.
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden

After, and only after that:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
===========================================
I'll analyze and make recommendations.

karl
Should I uninstall malware bytes?
No, keep Malwarebytes. Uninstall your antivirus (avast,norton,avg,nod32,panda cloud) and install Microsoft Security Essentials, as was stated above:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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13 May 2012   #10
Windows7Privacy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Start up: startup.txt
Scheduled tasks: scheduled tasks.txt
Install: install.txt

To karl


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