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Windows 7: Registry Cleaners, Optimizers and Uninstallers


31 May 2010   #1

W7 64 Bit
 
 
Registry Cleaners, Optimizers and Uninstallers

I have connected to about a dozen Windows 7 residential computers where there has been more damage done by the software (mentioned in the title) than good. Bottom line folks, Windows 7 is self-sufficient.

To speed-up your system, disable AERO (Classic Theme) then go into Advanced Settings in System Properties and disable all the animations for Explorer Windows. Do just those couple of simple things and your system will become much faster.

Then type msconfig into your search field in the Start Menu and un-check everything that does not pertain to Security or Wireless software. Tada! You're system is just about optimized.

Next, download a really good Defragger like Auslogic or Smart Defrag. You get a great GUI so you can watch the process and those two are far superior to the built in Defragger in Windows 7 and Vista.

Honestly, Windows 7 does not need the other utilities. Simply un-install all the crapware, any peer-to-peer software (inherently dangerous) and remove all toolbars. You're good to go.

Backup! Install a fresh installation, get all Windows Updates, all Security Updates, remove all crapware that came with your computer (as mentioned above) and then create a backup on DVDs, an External HDD or Internal HDD. Never delete or discard that pristine backup--it will come in handy someday.


Backup! All your game, music, video etc., files to DVD, your second HDD or a USB Drive. If your system crashes----your good to go in a fraction of the time of doing a complete factory recovery.

Lastly, come here for Reg Files and manual instructions on advanced tweaks to your system. I'm very good at what I do on a daily basis with computers around the world---but if it's an advanced tweak that I have not worked with yet, I find everything I need right here at SevenForums.com . So will you!

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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Programs like Revo Uninstaller and CCleaner DO work. Just saying.
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31 May 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome,

Great post, good information and will be accepted as correct by at least 90% of our membership. I have helped in numerous threads where the problem was caused by registry cleaners etc. Some other utilities may be helpful, such as revno. Thanks for the reminder, and have a great Memorial Day.
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31 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to find the best ways to speed up Windows 7.


How to Speed Up the Performance of Windows 7
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31 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good post, niceget.
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31 May 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

another vote of confidence for revo uninstaller and ccleaner.
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31 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Crap Cleaner is good. I would (and did) uncheck all the registery stuff. I also like Auslogics defrag and Codestuff Starter. Avoid registry cleaners like the plague. The uninstaller in 7 works fine for me. I agree with this post by niceget. I don't need the eye candy myself. I prefer speed, but, that's just me. Of all the tweaks i've seen about 7, This one is all you need. At least for us average users. In the past, when ever I downloaded a new browser or OS, I would go for every tweak I could find. Many times that resulted in slowdowns and problems. Now I stay away from changing pipelining and max requests etc. 7 is a great system and so is this forum. If you can't get answers here, you can't get answers.
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31 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I agree with on the excess crapware.

However, p2p software gets a bad rap from people who use it the wrong way or just don't know what they are doing.
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31 May 2010   #9

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Great post, good information and will be accepted as correct by at least 90% of our membership. I have helped in numerous threads where the problem was caused by registry cleaners etc. Some other utilities may be helpful, such as revno. Thanks for the reminder, and have a great Memorial Day.

Thank you Rich and Carl. For me, this forum is super-duper!
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31 May 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niceget View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Great post, good information and will be accepted as correct by at least 90% of our membership. I have helped in numerous threads where the problem was caused by registry cleaners etc. Some other utilities may be helpful, such as revno. Thanks for the reminder, and have a great Memorial Day.

Thank you Rich. For me, this forum is super-duper!
If I made you realize that this is a great forum and have helped you, my goal is accomplished. Take care my friend.
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