Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Clean Up Factory Bloatware

29 Aug 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Thanks again, Karl. Edits made. The tutorial hadn't been updated since Skydrive came out. Let me know if anything else gets stale or needs correcting. This is an process with many variables always in flux.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2012   #21
yoursteja

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanq..for sharing to Forum guys

Nice Job

Regards
Ravitheja madisetty
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #22
of2minds81

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

ok.. i didn't think i was THAT stupid.. but i can't even understand fully the first step... 1. Uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV, Gadgets/Stickies/Skydrive if you use them and Touchpads which require driver software running to use certain features like scrolling pad. Illustrated steps here: Startup Programs - Change. The rest are freeloaders that slow startup, hog CPU/RAM, and can spy on you. Programs can wait to start until you run them.

where is the msconfig???????????? i know about the uninstall programs and program files and i know how to access my drivers and that stuff but i am new to windows 7 and the search in the start menu didn't show anything up for msconfig.. so how do i access it? your tutorial might need to start at the beginning for us noobs i guess that don't understand all the jargon or make a youtube vid recording the buttons and such you click or where you type things in at to find these....???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

Edited Step 1 to explain how to run msconfig as Administrator, which is also shown in Method Three of Startup Programs - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Nov 2012   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Edited Step 1 to explain how to run msconfig as Administrator, which is also shown in Method Three of Startup Programs - Change
Yep Greg I just type in msconfig, regedit, and cmd and right click - save to to start menu - makes for quick start up of any of them by a right click - run as..


Attached Thumbnails
-ok.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Edited Step 1 to explain how to run msconfig as Administrator, which is also shown in Method Three of Startup Programs - Change
Yep Greg I just type in msconfig, regedit, and cmd and right click - save to to start menu - makes for quick start up of any of them by a right click - run as..
If you select Properties from the right click menu, Compatibility tab and check Run as Administrator it will run that way without the right click in the start menu. I'm lazy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Hey now I am going to really show how dumb I ma where is the compatibility tab?? or am on the worng track??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

After you have pinned the item to the start menu, right click on it. A menu will open at the bottom of it is "Properties". Click Properties, a window will open with several tabs, here it the one for cmd. Click the tab and you'll see where it says "Run as Admin".

msconfig, regedit will be different.
Name:  compat tab.jpg
Views: 1098
Size:  59.6 KBName:  admin.jpg
Views: 1088
Size:  80.2 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2012   #28
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

A great example how the bloatware causes issues there.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post2204602
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2012   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
After you have pinned the item to the start menu, right click on it. A menu will open at the bottom of it is "Properties". Click Properties, a window will open with several tabs, here it the one for cmd. Click the tab and you'll see where it says "Run as Admin".

msconfig, regedit will be different.
Attachment 240903Attachment 240910
Thanks amte
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Clean Up Factory Bloatware




Tutorial Tools





Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
How to Clean Install Windows 7 without the Factory Added Bloatware Most all factory built PCs today come with many programs and applications added by the PC manufacturer that have little or no use in everyday life, they tend to take up space and in some instances cause performance issues and...
Tutorials
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
How to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 A clean reinstall is often better than getting a new computer since most PC's come larded with sponsors' bloatware and duplicate utilities that interfere with much better versions built into Windows 7. For this reason most tech enthusiasts clean reinstall using...
Tutorials
Need help doing a clean factory reset
So I have an hp pavilion g7. I'm also looking forward to doing a factory reset. I got the download for the OS from here: Windows 7 Direct Download Links In English x64. I do have a product key for windows 7 below my laptop. I'm wondering if it works to do this install. And also how do I...
Installation & Setup
Clean install or factory restore?
So my mom recently bought a HP laptop kinda used, so I'm in charge of setting it up now what would you guys recommend to do a clean install of windows 7 or a factory restore? The restore doesn't take very long unlike the clean install option.
Performance & Maintenance
clean install or factory reinstall?
The only bonus of factory install I can see beside fixing windows issues (update issues) is it comes with Norton... which I hear isn't even as good as basic Microsoft essentiall? Will I be seeing a huge speed boost with clean install? I mean is it possible extra running procces could be bogging...
Windows Updates & Activation
Clean Install using Factory COA Activation Key
I have created this as an actual tutorial so more people can find the information. ;) Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key .
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App