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Windows 7: Back to school software needed!

27 Aug 2012   #21
richc46

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Yes, I have many good suggestions. Let the others give theirs and then any that I feel are left out I will suggest.


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27 Aug 2012   #22
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Ok
While I wait I'm going to clean out my user folders and uninstall un-needed programs
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27 Aug 2012   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Do you have ccleaner to help do that?
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27 Aug 2012   #24
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

No
What i meant was I go through Downloads folder etc and delete stuff i don't need
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27 Aug 2012   #25
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Everything that I suggest I use myself and they work great.
Once a week, or less if you do not use the computer too much, clean out the temporary folders and under stuff that is not needed.
Piriform - Download CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, Speccy - Millions of users worldwide!
This will help the computer to run as it should.
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27 Aug 2012   #26
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I use ccleaner for that stuff lol
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27 Aug 2012   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thats great.
I think that you will appreciate this. Here is my list of maintaing your computer. It gives many good tips. I think that the most important thing that you can do is use Macrium Reflect, as given in my first post. If anything happens, you always have a free back up of everything on your computer.
Here are my tips.
To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer
ignore, reg cleaners.

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software.

Download and use Ccleaner about once every two months. Untick any registry entries.
http://www.piriform.com/

Download and use PSI, to to be sure that all of your software is up to date
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

If you follow these instructions, you will be trouble free for a long time to come.

Be sure to back up your hard drive about once a month (varies by user) and to keeep system restore points up to date.

Optimize Windows 7

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...er-performance

If you have any questions, just ask. It may take time, but I will get back to you.
Good luck with both school and your computer.
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27 Aug 2012   #28
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Would it be ok to do a sfc every 3 months?
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27 Aug 2012   #29
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I can right click recycle bin but i can't click Empty recycle bin
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27 Aug 2012   #30
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Nvm i can now
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