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Windows 7: How do I get rid of bloatware?

18 Apr 2012   #21
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I just ran Avast quick scan.
It took 40 seconds.

I also ran Malwarebytes quick scan.
It took 1 minute , 38 seconds.


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18 Apr 2012   #22
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

I would really do a clean install.
Manually removing bloatware is complicated, has no guarantee and does not kill minor bloatware remnants.

You can backup your files conveniently with Easy Transfer or with an external storage.
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18 Apr 2012   #23
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ken,
my Pc is going so fast right now, I would be hesitant to change/adjust anything.
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18 Apr 2012   #24
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
Ken,
my Pc is going so fast right now, I would be hesitant to change/adjust anything.
Most people would say that, but the concern is on the traces, remnants. Removing bloatware is already changing something. There are a lot more things in a preinstalled OS than those preinstalled software. A clean install will make your computer cleaner and possibly faster, make sure you install the latest driver of all your hardware from the manufacturer's site, that can make things multiple times faster
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18 Apr 2012   #25
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
Ken,
my Pc is going so fast right now, I would be hesitant to change/adjust anything.
Most people would say that, but the concern is on the traces, remnants. Removing bloatware is already changing something. There are a lot more things in a preinstalled OS than those preinstalled software. A clean install will make your computer cleaner and possibly faster, make sure you install the latest driver of all your hardware from the manufacturer's site, that can make things multiple times faster
Ken,
but it's running soo fast right now, I don't want to jinx it.

It is opening real fast, it is closing real fast. ( we're talking 4 seconds) to boot or shutdown.

To run a Avast quick scan is taking 40 seconds.
And a Malwarebytes quick scan is taking about 1 and a half minutes.

With regard to "remnants"... I have run CCleaner, including registry clean.
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18 Apr 2012   #26
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote:
Ken,
but it's running soo fast right now, I don't want to jinx it.

It is opening real fast, it is closing real fast. ( we're talking 4 seconds) to boot or shutdown.

To run a Avast quick scan is taking 40 seconds.
And a Malwarebytes quick scan is taking about 1 and a half minutes.

With regard to "remnants"... I have run CCleaner, including registry clean.
I don't find any reason why you'd say that. A clean install and up-to-date drivers will make your computer faster. But if you insist with the current installation, I suggest leaving as it is. Good luck
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18 Apr 2012   #27
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote:
Ken,
but it's running soo fast right now, I don't want to jinx it.

It is opening real fast, it is closing real fast. ( we're talking 4 seconds) to boot or shutdown.

To run a Avast quick scan is taking 40 seconds.
And a Malwarebytes quick scan is taking about 1 and a half minutes.

With regard to "remnants"... I have run CCleaner, including registry clean.
I don't find any reason why you'd say that. A clean install and up-to-date drivers will make your computer faster. But if you insist with the current installation, I suggest leaving as it is. Good luck
Say what?
If my computer is already going at Fast..really really fast..
Why bullshit with " a clean install and up- to- date drivers will make your computer faster " ?
I don't insist on anything.
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18 Apr 2012   #28
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote:
Say what?
If my computer is already going at Fast..really really fast..
Why bullshit with " a clean install and up- to- date drivers will make your computer faster " ?
I don't insist on anything.
Your thread title should explain why I said that. I am just trying to help you get the best experience.
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18 Apr 2012   #29
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Influx View Post
Quote:
Say what?
If my computer is already going at Fast..really really fast..
Why bullshit with " a clean install and up- to- date drivers will make your computer faster " ?
I don't insist on anything.
Your thread title should explain why I said that. I am just trying to help you get the best experience.
..thank you for the experience.
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