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21 Mar 2011   #61
gregrocker

 

The only one of the startup programs you need is Avast, unless you rightclick desktop to choose Gadgets, or want to keep a Stickynotes open on your desktop from the Start menu for jotting notes or lists.

If you wipe your HD you will lose the Recovery Partition, which you may not need since you have the valuable Dell Installation DVD - unless you discover some of the pre-installed programs or Dell utilities are missing and you want them. You can look for them on the two other disks Dell sent, but if they're not there then you might decide you want to run factory recovery. I would wait to be sure about this before wiping the HD to reinstall. If performance is snappy with no lags or other problems then I'd keep what you have.


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21 Mar 2011   #62
dynamite140

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greg right now the speed is okay better than before. But why can't i just format my hard drive? I learned my mistake of not listening to you already but now you don't want me to format the hard drive? I don't mind spending time doing it. It just looks veyr complicated.

Also, i really want to delete the stored backup files i have from windows 7 that is 62gb. Can you tell me how to delete these properly. I read you are not suppose to just delete that folder. Can you tell me how to delete these files the right way?
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21 Mar 2011   #63
gregrocker

 

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21 Mar 2011   #64
dynamite140

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greg. I did that. When it pops up what i want to delete, it only shows about 3mb of stuff and 3 things checked.

When i check my computer, it still shows 355mb free out of 461mb...
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21 Mar 2011   #65
gregrocker

 

Try tutorial's Option Two, follow each step carefully.
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21 Mar 2011   #66
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

okay greg i got it to work.

By the way, right now my internet is very very close. is there a chance that i didn't install something? I have road runner here and i'm a dl a file and its incredibly slow.
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21 Mar 2011   #67
gregrocker

 

Enable hardware auto-updating then check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers.
Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Check your Device Manager to see if your ethernet (if wired) or wireless Network Adapter is the latest one available from updates or the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your model computer.

Are there any drivers missing or in error in your Device Manager? Driver Install - Device Manager - Windows 7 Forums

Try another browser: Best are 1) IE8, 2) Firefox, 3) Chrome.
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21 Mar 2011   #68
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

greg i have tried that already. Says its all up to date.
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22 Mar 2011   #69
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

greg one last question.

Now i got like 7 things on my startup. Such as itunes, quicktime and a few others. How can i delete them? The only thing i can do is disable it by unchecking it? Why can't i delete it from the startup menu and can i do this ? If so, how?
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22 Mar 2011   #70
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dynamite140 View Post
greg one last question.

Now i got like 7 things on my startup. Such as itunes, quicktime and a few others. How can i delete them? The only thing i can do is disable it by unchecking it? Why can't i delete it from the startup menu and can i do this ? If so, how?
There is no reason in the world to "delete" them. Uncheck the ones you don't need started with Windows. I don't see why you would need I-tunes or Quicktime to start with Windows. Make sure anti-virus remains checked.

There is no way to "delete" them. But you can stop them from running. Even if you could delete them, why would you? Some day, for some reason, you might want them to run at startup. That's why they are controllable.
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