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Windows 7: Optimizing a Inspiron 1012 (1GB RAM)...yes, I know, an oxymoron almost

31 Jan 2015   #1
PatrickRobinson

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Optimizing a Inspiron 1012 (1GB RAM)...yes, I know, an oxymoron almost

Just wondering what I can do to improve performance (if anything).
Here is the computer "at rest" (less tskmng).




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31 Jan 2015   #2
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Other than dropping an SSD and more RAM (you have a 32 bit, so your limited on that) you can try this:

Optimize Windows 7
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31 Jan 2015   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Your screen print doesn't show all running processes.
You need to click Show processes from all users to see all the processes.

Work through this tutorial by Brink:
Optimize Windows 7

It looks like you have McAfee.
Consider getting rid of that and using a light weight AV such as MSE or Panda.
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31 Jan 2015   #4
PatrickRobinson

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Your screen print doesn't show all running processes.
You need to click Show processes from all users to see all the processes.

Work through this tutorial by Brink:
Optimize Windows 7

It looks like you have McAfee.
Consider getting rid of that and using a light weight AV such as MSE or Panda.
There is only one user. The McAfee is definitely a load for this little computer. Thanks!
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31 Jan 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It doesn't matter if there is only one user.
Click the Show processes from all users and you will see the difference.
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31 Jan 2015   #6
PatrickRobinson

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
It doesn't matter if there is only one user.
Click the Show processes from all users and you will see the difference.
Hmmmm......70 processes...


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31 Jan 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, you can see the difference between your first screen print and your last one.
Notice the difference shown in the User Name column.

fwiw, I normally have apx. 50 processes running.

Look at this link that is the Optimize tutorial
Disable or Remove Unwanted or Unneeded Startup Programs

You should be able to cut down the number of running processes
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