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Windows 7: Tuneup programs

20 Feb 2015   #1
kbbgood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Tuneup programs

I just downloaded the AVG tuneup program and it was a disaster. It slowed me down a lot. Is there any of the reg. cleaner tuneup programs out there that works and is easy to use and understand by us novices users? I am using win 7 64 bit. home premium edition.


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20 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am considering my answer very carefully and I say, do not use them. It is very easy to tune up your computer, do not use the commercial software, especially the reg cleaners.
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20 Feb 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There are large numbers of such programs available but there is not one I would use or recommend. They tend to include functions that are marginally useful, functions that Windows already has, along with those that are potentially dangerous. They fall far short of fulfilling the promises they make. Many contain malware.

I have had bad experiences with these programs in the past and at present have no interest in them.
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20 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their are 3 reason to use Tuneup programs.

1. Using such a program will screw up your computer.
2. Using such a program will screw up your computer.
3. Please read 1 & 2.
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21 Feb 2015   #5
Midori

Primary OS: Archlinux with Kde-Plasma5 x86-64. Secondary OS: Windows 8.1 x64. UEFI Setup.
 
 

Best way to Tune-up Windows is disable unneeded programs from startup (not updaters, those are important), cleanup using 'Ccleaner' and 'Disk Cleanup' and not install random junk, also do not install malware .

Never use Registry Cleaners, most to all will break something.

For a good list of tasks you can do to make your system behave better:
Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Do note, those are just 'suggestions', you do not have to follow all of them.

Have a good day ^^.
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21 Feb 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
There's allot of good reasons not use a tuneup utility and none to use one,

If really having issues just clean install windows,
Chances are if you use a tuneup utility you'll be doing that anyway as you've found out using avg tuneup..
Cheers.
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28 Feb 2015   #7
kbbgood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

OK, I did the suggestions that was in the Richc46 post and loaded this.
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
On the page it had the scan again and I did it. It run for more then 48 hours and never finished. I like the idea that it could update everything but don't think it works. As far ad the ccleaner I guess it works, I don't know. Should I have loaded this stuff? I just know if I keep doing nothing it will in time bluescreen again and cost another 200 bucks to get it fixed and not be right again. The problem is my daughter and wife does taxes and the church stuff and we can't loose the stuff that is on the machine and he says that we need to format to get a clean install but that just can't happen.
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28 Feb 2015   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I use all the software that I suggested and do not have a problem. I suggest that if you freeze when using the software, you try to find the cause before using the software again. Once your computer is working properly, I suggest using once a week.

You can try to repair by using a repair install. Your stuff should be safe, but nothing can be guaranteed.
Repair Install
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28 Feb 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might see if this works to recover your files not programs...
Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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28 Feb 2015   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbbgood View Post
As far ad the ccleaner I guess it works, I don't know. Should I have loaded this stuff? ....................we can't loose the stuff that is on the machine and he says that we need to format to get a clean install but that just can't happen.
Who is "he"?

If you can't afford to lose stuff, then back it up to some other drive, probably external.

CCleaner is an excellent program and "works", but it is more of a cleaning application designed to de-clutter your PC. It isn't a "tuning" application. You don't need tuning applications.

"Should I have loaded this stuff?". What stuff? You should UNLOAD (uninstall) any so-called tuning applications.

If you have specific problems, deal with them individually by starting a thread in the appropriate section of this forum.
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