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Windows 7: What programs are best suited?

15 May 2012   #1
GamerFreakz

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What programs are best suited?

Hello,

I want to clean my PC, like i currently have AVG 2012 and a PC defragger but i also want one that searches out old folder.. actually, a bit like PC Tuneup, but i want a experienced user to please tell me which one to recommend or a easy way to do it other than me having to as i am rather busy.

Thankyou


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15 May 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Rather than use a so-called tune-up utility, which can cause more harm than good, you might want to check out this tutorial, which explains how to improve Windows 7's performance.

Optimize Windows 7

I note your comment about being busy, but you'll be a lot busier putting your computer right if it's messed up after an aggressive clean-up.
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15 May 2012   #3
GamerFreakz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Rather than use a so-called tune-up utility, which can cause more harm than good, you might want to check out this tutorial, which explains how to improve Windows 7's performance.

Optimize Windows 7

I note your comment about being busy, but you'll be a lot busier putting your computer right if it's messed up after an aggressive clean-up.
I took a look at that page and most of those are like optimizing (speed ups) i just want to clean it a little.. like get more HDD space from those empty folders..

My PC is not slow, just i want to get rid of stuff which shouldn't be there, etc etc hope you understand what i mean

**Edit** Ah, i seen the clean up parts.. thank you, i will try those and get back to you
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15 May 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, I'd be verey careful when deleting folders.

This forum is full of threads asking for help with missing junction points after user folders have been deleted.

In my view, the best performance boost you can have is by only installing those programs you really need then let Windows 7 take care of business, which it's pretty good at doing so.

If your computer is not slow I'd be inclined to leave well alone.
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15 May 2012   #5
GamerFreakz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Well, I'd be verey careful when deleting folders.

This forum is full of threads asking for help with missing junction points after user folders have been deleted.

In my view, the best performance boost you can have is by only installing those programs you really need then let Windows 7 take care of business, which it's pretty good at doing so.

If your computer is not slow I'd be inclined to leave well alone.
It's not slow, in a major way.. but i have a 1TB HDD and 500GB is gone, and i have no idea where it has all gone.. seems to walk away and leave, although i do have 15 games installed so... is there any way to clean registry or is the not effective?
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15 May 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

From personal experience, so-called registry cleaners can do more harm than good.

Do you need to have so many games installed? After all, you can't play 15 games all at the same time.
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15 May 2012   #7
GamerFreakz

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
From personal experience, so-called registry cleaners can do more harm than good.

Do you need to have so many games installed? After all, you can't play 15 games all at the same time.
I am a PC Gamer.
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15 May 2012   #8
Nitro58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

15 games can take up a lot of space. If you would like to see what and how all of your HDD space is being used this little tool works good, and it's free.
jam-software.com
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15 May 2012   #9
joshuaconroy

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Ccleaner defragular and perfect disk is all you need

Oh and avast

Those program's work in harmony
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