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.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Customized build from CyberPower OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1 CPU Intel i5 2500k Motherboard Asus P8P67 Deluxe Memory 8 gigabytes Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3 Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 460 superclocked Sound Card Integrated Monitor(s) Displays ViewSonic 23" LCD Screen Resolution 1980 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech USB Mouse Microsoft 3 button PSU Coolermaster 1000 watt modular Case Coolermaster HAF X full tower Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus Hard Drives 120 Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD
120 Gb Kingston Hyper X SSD
1 Tb WD Caviar Black HDD Internet Speed download 1.5 Mb/sec upload 300Kb/sec
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?
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??
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built Desktop By DataTech OS Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 CPU Intel i5-2550K, Differing ~4.4-4.8GHz No built in GPU Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Memory 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2133MHz 2x8GB Graphics Card ASUS GTX650TIB-DC2OC-2GD5, (650TI Boost) Sound Card Onboard Realtek 5-1 Monitor(s) Displays Samsung P2570HD Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard E-Z Eyes, bright yellow keys with large characters Mouse steelseries SENSEI Laser Pro Gaming PSU Corsair HX650W Case Inwin Dragon Rider Cooling Hyper 212 EVO w/two Noctua fans, push-pull, @1300 RPM Hard Drives Smasung 840 Pro 256GB for OS, 500GB Seagate Constellation (Enterprise drive) for Data Internet Speed 48-51Mbs Mbs down, 11 Mbs up Xfinity Cable Antivirus Norton Internet Security 2013 Browser IE 10, Opera when needed Other Info 4 case fans, LG BluRay-RE, ASUS DVD-RW, Mr. Fusion power supply, 1.21 gigawatts.
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.
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.