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Windows 7: Acer Laptop.. ready to get it online

05 Mar 2010   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64

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05 Mar 2010   #22

Windows 8 - 64-bit

I've looked for my password.. I found what I think it may be.. I just wanted it to put with my e-mail address for this site.. I never have to log in here..which is great..I try to keep up with these important items. but during this new laptop stuff.. I cannot recall it frustrating..
Thanks for the reply.
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06 Mar 2010   #23

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu


In order to remove the Free software that you do not require I would suggest that you download Autoruns from Sysinternals (they're part of Microsoft so it's safe ), so that you can control what runs when you start the laptop.

Autoruns for Windows

This software will allow you to control what starts when you switch on the laptop, It also allows you to switch things on and off as required so you can try things out before you commit to anything

warning   Warning

This is techie software so does look a bit scary - don't worry :), properly used it's the best software for the job

The file comes as a zip file containing 4 files double click on the zip file and then on th Autoruns.exe file, (no need to install anything, so you can click ok on any prompts about extracting or UAC)

Run the file and you will see a lot of information presented

Acer Laptop.. ready to get it online-autoruns.png

your laptop will show a lot more that the image I show as mine has been pruned quite heavily

- select the startup tab (1 on the Image)

Check the list of titles (2 on the image)

for anything that you do not want to run on startup click on the arrow on the left of the row (3 on the image).

You may receive a prompt about admin mode for some entries click to OK this.

when you have clicked on all the items that you want to remove close the autoruns and reboot the laptop.

Once you have run the laptop for a few days with the new settings you can run autoruns again and right click on the items without a tick and select delete to remove them completely - once they are deleted here you can use the uninstall in control panel.

If you need help choosing what to remove you can post a screenshot of the autoruns output here and we'll be able to suggest things

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06 Mar 2010   #24

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
NON hi.. I never did the activation to the McAfee Security.... I started then a Wizard of some kind.. Check pc for errors.. thing.. I let it run for a few.. then stopped it..
Wasn't sure what it was.. an icon is on the lapto still.Also a MemTurbo4 wizard kept trying to tune my pc.. Don't know what that's about so closed it too...then a Advanced Registery Optimizer 2010 is trying to get me to do that also..seems it is a deep scan thing.I don't want any of these programs.. I will remove them ..
When I can get the router.. desktop and the laptop all talking to each other tomorrow I'll try to get the Laptop online..and get things working that I want on here..
Somewhere along here I NEED to let you all know I have a disc for my Wondows OS in the mail to me.. for this LTop as it was when I received it.
Do I still need to do the .. thing Dave57 said I should do once I get on line.?.. right now as tired as I am... I can't recall the name of it.. supposed to see what all is on my Ltop.. for use later on.. in case I have to revisit it as it was from the day I received it.
Thank you all again.
Well, anyway looks you have prefered Avast, so as you better not run two AV, you'll have to uninstall Mc Afee from the programs. Those are part from bloatwares manufacturer, and if you decide in another way you'll be able to reinstall mc Afee one day, or another software you do no need at the moment.

Dear LadyPinkTomato...Looks you decide the complicated way straight from the beginning!!

Maybe should you try to get use to the laptop before removing all the apps you want, so you'll have better control over it!:)
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06 Mar 2010   #25

Windows 8 - 64-bit

NO hi.. YES I know better than to try to run 2 anti-virus programs at once on a pc.. they really put up a bitter fight..
Thank you for your suggestions.:)
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06 Mar 2010   #26

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Barman / Nigel hi.. thanks ever so much for your suggestions.
I have used .. Revo-Unstall.. in fact have it on my desktop now.. used it for quite some time.. however I'm sure willing to change if your suggestions are better for me to do... since I'll be here asking for more help along this path with the Laptop
Thank you again.:)
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06 Mar 2010   #27

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I always suggest the use of Autoruns (or the Microsoft MSconfig) to disable the start-up, of pre-installed software bloat, as it allows you to temporarily disable loading the software.

This means that you can run your system for a while and ensure that you really don't need it running. At the point that you are sure, you can use revo to fully uninstall the software.

It's always usefull to keep a copy of Autoruns available as many programs that you actually may want to run such as adobe's acrobat reader, will load a start-up program to help the program load faster, a nice idea but you slow down the start-up of the system everytime for the slightly faster start of one program.
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06 Mar 2010   #28

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Barman thanks again.. I'll go download the sugggested program to my desktop.. Just not install it ... or should I go ahead and install it?
If I have it on my desktop I can drag it into the ACER folder I've created to make sure I'm using what's on the Acer Ltop... on it .. This is a 64 bit Laptop..

I still can't seem to get the hang of connecting my Laptop and my Desktop to this router and moden../ power supply.. that I've found satisfactory.. part of the problem may be MSN is doing something on their side..
Is there a specific way to do these connections?
.. the Belkin router came with a yellow cabe to use..a power adapert/power cord item. I did that..I seem to get lost after disconnecting my Desktop.. from the Modem/ power/and the Pc tower..( the desktop) that part I didn't have trouble with.. It's the reconnectiong each end of those yellow modem/ router/ desktop ethernet plugs and where they go that has me baffled..( I've read and read... the Belkin quick guide for the) Belkin...Enchanced Wireless Router - N that came in the box..the Ltop is WI-FI...the Desktop isn't.
I hope I've made this clear.. if not ask.. I'll try to give you more info.

I'm NOT about to let this baffle me so much that I give up..that's just not in me...
Thanks so much
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06 Mar 2010   #29

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

First - there is no need to install autoruns - just store it where you can find it if you ever need it.

Second - the connections on the back of a wireless router are variable but normally would provide a power input socket and a number of network ports - as the cable supplied was yellow there should be a yellow identifier on one of the ports. This should be connected with the supplied yellow Cable to your DSL modem. the connection to other wired devices (like a desktop) should be made to one iof the other (often green ) connections.
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06 Mar 2010   #30

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Nigel.. hi.. YES it has both of the ones you mentioned.. so I should use the Yellow cable that was supplied with this Modem for my DSL connect the end of that yellow cable to the YELLOW modem port.. on the Router ?
Then there are 4 other ports that are gray.. to add more cables as needed.
Ok let me see if I have this correct..
1. Un-plug the yellow cable from my Modem.. ( that's there now)
Add the yellow cable that came with the Router to that port..

2. Connect the other end of the yellow cable to the yellow port on the Router?
What plugs back in the modem that's connected to my desktop Tower ?.. or will it need to be connected.. ?

Remember I'm connecting 2 pc's together on ONE DSL connection. ( the Laptop and the Desktop ) along with the Modem and the Router.

Just asking .. because I want this to work for both of these pc's.
I will NOT do anything till I hear back from you.
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