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Windows 7: Clean Up Factory Bloatware


15 Mar 2012   #29
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Today's consumer PC's are loaded...

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27 Dec 2012   #30
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thank you for this great tutorial Greg. I just used it to clean up my sister's new HP laptop. She had some stuff already installed and didn't want to lose it, so I did this rather than a clean install, which is what I would have done if it had been my laptop.

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12 Mar 2013   #31
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I have all items disabled in msconfig start up except my av and 1 microsoft that keeps coming back
Do I need to disable all these programs somewhere else or is disabling them in msconfig good enough?
Thanks
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12 Mar 2013   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Vaper,

If you just didn't want the programs to run at startup, then disabling them in msconfig would be fine.
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12 Mar 2013   #33
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Thanks Brink,I will slowly uninstall them
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12 Mar 2013   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Hopefully they will not uninstall to slowly for you.
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19 Jun 2013   #35
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Nice ref Greg however I am a dedicated Kaspersky freak so won't use the MSE and I was under the impression that Windows 7 was more fussy on the defrag it uses preferring the M$ one instead of after markets??
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20 Jun 2013   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Puran Defrag and Windows 7 seem to work fine together. I use it about one a month on my data HDD.
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20 Jun 2013   #37
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

There is no comparing defrag done from Windows with a boot-time Defrag that has access to all of the System files. I learned this when no defrag would resolve slow reads and boot time on a HD except Puran which improved boot time by a minute.
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20 Jun 2013   #38
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The Puran Defrag and Windows 7 seem to work fine together. I use it about one a month on my data HDD.
Thanks Gary I haven't used a defrag for so long now cos of the SSD's so the only time I use them are for fixes.
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20 Jun 2013   #39
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Greg and others,
Thanks for all the help with my problem. Any idea's as to why Lenovo would put the recovery data in Q drive? I was looking at my own Lenovo which has a recovery but there is NO separate drive letter. It appears to be all part of the C drive. I made recovery disks and computer says that the Q drive can be deleted when that is done. Would deleting that be the same as taking and removing Q drive letter? I would like to keep the recovery if possible. I'm not sure how I can text the disks I made.
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