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Windows 7: PC Decrapifier problem

24 Mar 2013   #11
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanx again. Should have mentioned that I have CCleaner. Does it do better at removing all traces of an uninstall than using Add/Remove?(wrong term now with Win7 but easier to type). I went with Add/Remove for Bing Bar, then searched my PC for it & found some, will post shot. No, I never mess with the Registry , that's the reason that Revo spooks me,I'm afraid I'll click on the wrong thing. I had it once & even used it but uninstalled because of that fear. Now, gonna ramble some more . . . .
1) Without having to type in each post, how do I list that I have such programs as CC, MBAM,etc.?

2) Referring back to post #7, I guess I removed more than I remembered. While searching for leftovers of Bing Bar I found quite a list of things I 'thought' I'd removed! I'm not worried about losing disk space but just thought it would speed up scan times of CC,MBAM, Belarc,MBSA, etc.

Should I start a whole new thread for those questions? Sometimes I really don't know which area to post in but figure if it's too wrong that an Admin. will move it.

My 1st shot is what I first found after uninstall of Bing Bar which then lead me to that 'OEM Preload' folder where I found evidence of last years removals (2nd shot). The check marks are what I did then, the X is one of my next ones to do.




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24 Mar 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Look through a computer for all the tid bits of things you don't want can take forever.
Programs you don't want should be listed in Ccleaner under Tool.
If you want to save time and have a clean mean Windows 7 this would be the best way I know of. Read through it and see what you think. I do very few because I have no need to do but the man who wrote the Tutorial has done many. The Tutorial has worked for thousands.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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24 Mar 2013   #13
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Wow, I've got lots more to learn about 'computering' than I thought!! Just read thru that tut & am really lost. I don't think I want to start over so went thru some of the other tuts that had links either in the original or at bottom of page, sorry, I read so much that now can't remember, & there again I found confusion. May be due to the fact that I'm on 'overload' from this last week, I've hardly moved from this chair & believe I almost have blisters on my butt.
Will take a break for at least a day but thanks for your help.
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24 Mar 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No problem take a break. I will see if I can find something else for you. This maybe more to your liking.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Disk Cleanup : Extended
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20 Jun 2013   #15
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I hate to admit this but I've never even done the regular Disk Cleanup 'cuz I don't know what some of the listed items mean & don't want to mess something up.
I'm not concerned about being short of disk space, just concerned about junk in here that slows me down.

I do have & use CCleaner. ( wish I knew how to have that permanent in my posts without typing each time )
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20 Jun 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you are not sure what to trust all I can do is tell you what I trust.
CCleaner for cleaning up things and Disk Cleaner Extended.
I use both daily. Sometime more often.
I do have other programs I use occasionally but I don't think they will be to your liking.

Disk clean up is part of Windows 7 and Windows 7 doesn't like to hurt Windows 7. To me that is safe.
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