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Windows 7: What are the benefits to a clean install?

24 Mar 2011   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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i was wondering what are the benefits to a clean install besides getting rid of bloatware. right now im thinking a out doing it my laptops is just to hot even on idle its hot im thinking about just trying a clean install just to see if anything improves although doing a clean install is not a solution to fixing the problem but just to see what happens i may do it. Seeing how as of right now my laptop stays from 60-70 degrees on idle and I just got it about 3 weeks ago. Im also considering buying a cooler for it as some of you have suggested.
Its upto you. I've clean installed dozens of times but overheating laptops stayed hot i.e. till I switched to win7 from vista. After that I find I can manage the heat better.

As for general benefits, remnant services/processes/files from uninstalled bloatware that eat resources are wiped out, trialware nags become history and one recovers some disk space. But with faster, bigger, better hardware, these benefits are not such a big deal. If you can uninstall bloat properly, manually stop associated services/processes left behind and not screw up the registry in the process, you'll be fine. It'll save you some time and the need to reinstall everything all over again.

Mind you this goes against standard wisdom, but if you're a reasonably experienced PC user, you can choose either option.
you said your manage your heat better with windows 7 what methods or features have you discovered that have helped you in the process.

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24 Mar 2011   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

well the laptop i have comes with a battery that elevates the pc a few inches off the wooden surface
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