Help me speed up my laptop as much as possible, Without Windows...

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  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
       #1

    Help me speed up my laptop as much as possible, Without Windows...


    ...reinstall.

    The tittle sums it up. Now dont think that I just think that my PCs slow, it is.

    SPECS!:

    Intel i3-2330m
    Nvidia 410m
    Windows 7 home absic 64bit
    HDD, 304GB used 149GB free out of 500GB

    So i dont wanna reintall windows. It tried Ccleaner, but it didn't help too much, defragmentating the HDD didn't help too much, either. I have AVG Free anti virus installed, I do full system scans every now and then (a months or two apart) is this anti virus good? Should i change it? A free one!

    Thanks, if you need more info then I'll gladly provide it.

    PS i heard something about malware hogging up resources?
    PS I dont have too many programs in the startup tab in MSconfig, here:
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  2. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
    Thread Starter
       #2

    RAM: 4gb
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  3. Posts : 5,440
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #3

    If you are not going to use Windows as the operating system, what are you going to install?
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  4. Posts : 18,415
    windows 7 home 64bit
       #4

    Hi there ... Read the Tutorial below .. I would also think about getting another AV .. Either MSE or Avast AVG is not so good so would suggest you dump that ...


    Optimize Windows 7
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  5. Posts : 3,724
    Windows 10x64 Build 1709
       #5

    I agree with maxie here. AVG is a resourse hog and not all that great imho. Check the link provided and try the tips there, it should help. You could also try running an sfc/scannow to check for and possibly repair any corrupted system files. Here a link to how to do that :

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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  6. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ok, so im replacing AVG with MSE right now. Mitchell, what do you mean?
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  7. Posts : 5,440
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #7

    nabeelfarooqui9 said:
    Mitchell, what do you mean?
    Your heading reads "Help me speed up my laptop as much as possible, Without Windows..."So I assumed you were going to install a Linux OS or similar! Sorry got the wrong end of the stick:)
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  8. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #8

    If you want to invest a bit of money, replace the HDD disk with a SSD. Dollar for dollar that gives you the best performance optimization. A 120GB SSD costs about $100 and a 250GB SSD is arouns $150 (US prices).
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  9. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Basic x64
    Thread Starter
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    whs said:
    If you want to invest a bit of money, replace the HDD disk with a SSD. Dollar for dollar that gives you the best performance optimization. A 120GB SSD costs about $100 and a 250GB SSD is arouns $150 (US prices).
    I can't thanks for the tip though!

    MSE is updating its definitions.
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  10. Posts : 5,440
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #10

    I gather you are against a clean install but that is the only way to get a perfect install of Windows 7. Once you get that done and create a backup with Macrium Reflect or similar you will never have to do another install. That combined with an SSD would be perfection IMHO
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