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Windows 7: Looking for System Utility


05 Apr 2014   #1

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Looking for System Utility

Recently migrated from XP Pro to Win 7 Home Prem. 64, I used CC w/enhancer, Auslogic products, Avast, Spybot and Fix it Utilities for keeping my system running smoothly. With Win 7 I have added Malwarebytes, I am not sure I want to purchase the new ver. of Fix it or look for another similar Utility, the old ver. of Fix it I used with XP worked great, never had any problems, but it is not compatible with Win. 7 -

Looking for some suggestions, I have check out Glary Utilities and System Mech., but still leaning toward Fix it - what do you guys think ?

Thanks

Joe


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05 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When you finally decide what's best.. let me know too & i'll do the same
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05 Apr 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

System utility to do what specifically?

Generally, I'd say: a good AV and Malwarebytes.

Beyond that, how obsessive are you about cleaning or "maintaining"?

If mildly: use CCleaner, but not the registry cleaner

If moderately: use CCleaner including the registry cleaner, maybe Auslogics.

If seriously: add some other product such as Glary, Fixit, or whatever.

Most here would tell you to minimize the added tools as you'd be hard pressed to notice their benefit, but the placebo effect is a wonderful thing and who am I to say no to obsession?
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05 Apr 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All these fixing programs often do more harm than good. I would stay away from them. Just do the regular updates and you will be fine. The more you mess with the system, the more trouble you will get.
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05 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
All these fixing programs often do more harm than good. I would stay away from them. Just do the regular updates and you will be fine. The more you mess with the system, the more trouble you will get.
i would definitely agree here on this. Better off to not use a fixing program.
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06 Apr 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As a former reformed XP user It is hard, but you will eventually realize all these "utilities" are not needed. If you have:

CCleaner

Malwarebytes (Free or Pro)

Superantispyware (Free or Pro)

An active AV program (your choice, there is no best )

A firewall is also suggested, the built in Windows Firewall at least (look into Windows Firewall Control)

Run Disk Cleanup every so often (especially usefull now that is cleans up superseded windows updates)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Disk Cleanup : Extended

Windows 7 will defrag on schedule. Retrain yourself to refrain from always fiddling Windows 7 does a very good job of maintaining itself. A Guy
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07 Apr 2014   #7

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks everyone, NOT the response I was expecting however - I guess you could call me "obsessive" about computer maintenance, I do enjoy it and do not look at it as a chore and yes I do agree that getting too carried away will get you into trouble - lots of trouble !

So I think I will go ahead and purchase fix-it Utilities, I used it for years with XP and maybe even back with Second Edition, I do not use all the functions it comes with but the ones I use have never let me down .

I am still getting used to Win. 7 and so far liking it :-)


Joe
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07 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try to remember your system is Windows 7 NOT (XP).
The things we did with XP in most part are not needed with Windows 7.

The only 3rd party cleaning tool I use on my computers is Ccleaner.
From what I have found Windows 7 doesn't want or need and fix it or speed up tools. Please stay away from Advanced System Care by IObit.
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07 Apr 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are really wasting your money - but it is your money.
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07 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Like someone in else in this forum once said to another, "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
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