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Windows 7: Clean Up Factory Bloatware

21 Jun 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

Yes, it's perfectly sound reasoning to keep the Recovery partition as the primary way to run Recovery - keeping disks as backup. This is apart from whether you decide to do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

As to why it shows up as Q partition, that is a mystery as Q partition is known to us here as a virtual letter for Office 360. But since it says Lenovo Recovery we know it should not have a letter so you can safely remove it. If you receive a warning that the partition is too full we can also help you unhide the files and reassign a drive letter to see what has written to it while it had a drive letter.


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09 Sep 2013   #41
watdog11

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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13 Sep 2013   #42
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I am bit lost here I referred someone to CCleaner and got a very inappropriate reply and it is not showing up - I don't know how to / if I can reply to this person.
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13 Sep 2013   #43
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I am bit lost here I referred someone to CCleaner and got a very inappropriate reply and it is not showing up - I don't know how to / if I can reply to this person.
They're gone now.
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14 Sep 2013   #44
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah John, he talked himself into a big hammer.
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14 Sep 2013   #45
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry for really late reply haven't had chance before now. I thought probably that was the case one wonders how that person survives in the "real" world eh?
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26 Sep 2013   #46
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

I see free the Puran boot-time defrag link is broken, would you actually recommend using that (I'm sure you do), because I was just about to try it for a friends computer, and I see now i can't
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26 Sep 2013   #47
gregrocker

 

Thanks for the heads-up. Have replaced the link with the actual Puran download here: Puran Defrag Download

A boot-time defrag is exceptional since it gets at System files which are running otherwise. I've seen it speed up startup by a full minute when slow startup was traced to fragmentation and other defrags couldn't get to system files.

Pairing it with Disk Check also tends to the HD better, while the Intelligent Optimizer (on Additional Operations tab) moves most-used programs to the outside of HD for faster reads. I probably run the whole shebang quarterly to semi-annually on my installs now, immediately after CCleaner.

We've been seeing more cases of System Restore Points disappearing after any defrag, so check your System Restore points after defrag to make sure they're intact. If not post back a help thread in General so we can help you fix it in the defrag settings.
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27 Sep 2013   #48
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

your welcome! I'll give it a try next time it may be needed!
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19 Dec 2013   #49
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

excellent read here Greg!!!; it must have taken ya a little bit of time to compile and post all that info to say the least; But definitely very useful and helpful info here!
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