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Windows 7: I took the chance, B careful what U wish 4

19 Mar 2010   #11
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The prob with buying a new computer nowadays is the factory bloatware which provides most of the maker's profit margin, therefore they have no interest in helping you get rid of it.

Most tech enthusiasts find a clean copy of their licensed OS version and reinstall using Product Key on COA sticker on bottom of laptop. The performance difference is remarkable, actually better than getting a new computer!

If you can borrow a friend's installer, unlock all versions to use your licensed verson for reinstall: extract files to desktop, delete ei.cfg file in Sources folder, recompile into ISO to burn all-versions DVD: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Installer is driver-complete, with newer/missing arriving quickly in Windows Update, or find missing drivers or favorite apps on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer model, Adobe (flash, reader) and Java (runtime, free Ofc suite) sites.
Will second this. Frankly, you have spent 10 hrs jacking with this thing. In that time you could have reinstalled Win7 from a base install like gregrocker is suggesting about 5-6 times over.

I would killdisk the entire drive, including the recovery partition. Reinstall base Win 7 and then recover programs from the recovery disk as needed along with drivers, etc.

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To immediately improve performance, remove bloatware programs using Revo Uninstaller (advanced tab), run msconfig to uncheck everything in Startup tab except AV and what absolutely has to start up with computer (all others are freeloaders on RAM/CPU), run CCleaner w/Registry tab, Auslogics Disk Defragger.
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When finished run sfc /scannow to see if any corruption remains as bloatware can even corrupt by removal.
Agreed, though I cannot endorse Revo as I have never used it. Freeware?


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19 Mar 2010   #12
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

as the battle for cheaper computers continue the crapware installed on OEM machines is likely to get worse. anytime you buy from a major vendor such as HP, Dell, Acer, and anyone else expect to have to remove the crud.
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19 Mar 2010   #13
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Whilst I do agree with the sentiments about unwarranted crapware manufacturers pre-install (I think Dell might be a culprit here?), perhaps this depends on model/manufacturer. My HP-Compaq CQ61 bought last week contained virtually none whatsoever - I was pleasantly surprised.
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19 Mar 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Yes, Revo is freeware and superb. It finds every file and registry entry for the Uninstalled program and cues them up for removal.

The exception on bloatware is on business computers. (They don't do it to each other.)
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21 Mar 2010   #15
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

did reinstall 2x.
most things cool so far but snipping tool just does not want to work
I have it on the taskbar,start menu,desktop,tried via a search. as if I did'nt click it.


it'll be awhile for me to get it tweaked up like my vista rig.


thank you all for the great info


stay well,

carmine
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21 Mar 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Carmine.



Do keep us informed as to how it goes in future.
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21 Mar 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

pacinitaly,
Sounds like you are moving right along.
My question as this point is: Have you installed all of the updates? If no, then do that immediately please. Also be sure and install ALL updates, not only the "critical" updates.

Be sure and make the selection to update other MS products and drivers. Apply all driver updates that MS lists.

Control Panel | Windows Update |
in the left-hand task pane, click on Change Settings |
put a check mark in ALL of the boxes shown|
OK button (don't overlook it. It's at the bottom)
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21 Mar 2010   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
pacinitaly,
Sounds like you are moving right along.
My question as this point is: Have you installed all of the updates? If no, then do that immediately please. Also be sure and install ALL updates, not only the "critical" updates.

Be sure and make the selection to update other MS products and drivers. Apply all driver updates that MS lists.

Control Panel | Windows Update |
in the left-hand task pane, click on Change Settings |
put a check mark in ALL of the boxes shown|
OK button (don't overlook it. It's at the bottom)
Personally, I prefer to pick and choose. Optional means exactly that...optional. One that I will always opt out on is KB971033. There are others that may cause problems, like installing the driver for onboard sound, when using a sound card.
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21 Mar 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

seekermeister,
I and all of those where I've set up there systems, have never encountered a problem but some people have different mileage.
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21 Mar 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I know I don't let MS mess up my GFX and sound drivers "automatically", I examine everything first.

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