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Windows 7: What programs do YOU use for system maintenance/optimization?

18 Oct 2010   #11


I use ccleaner, a bit of manual tweaking of the registry, services and msconfig, the ubuntu live installer on a bootable flash drive and jkDefrag or MyDefrag for cleaning and maintenance on other people's computers. On my own computers, I just reimage the system partition to whichever setup I found to be most efficient but I usually don't keep any computer long enough for it to slow down much.

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18 Oct 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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18 Oct 2010   #13

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I used to use all of the above and more for XP. But as Greg said, 7 is very stable and highly optimized out of the box. I now use Microsoft's own tool for general performance and cleanup tweaks. I figure Microsoft should know what's best for their own OS.
  • Get rid of junk on your hard disk
  • Improve your PC's performance
What's new - Windows Live OneCare safety scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7
What is this "Microsoft's own tool"? are you referring to just the built in disk cleaner and defragmentation? is there something im missing?
Microsoft has its own scanning tool that is perhaps misleading in its name. The safety scanner (referenced in the above link) offers a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC. In addition to a virus scan it also provides a clean up scanner and a tune up scanner. Yes, the clean up scanner is similar to the default disk cleaner and the tune up scanner is similar to the default defragger. But on my machines the safety scanner tools do a deeper cleaning and defragging than the built-in tools based on my own comparisons. You can choose to follow the recommendations or customize the clean up / defragging.

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Not saying everyone will have the same results, only that the safety scanner works better on my machine than the built-in utilities.
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18 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Perfect Disk 11 Pro
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21 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1


The result is a system faster than many others with a lot of "tune-up" utils, and that never ever had strange problems, typical if you regulary use the useless reg cleaners instead. Vista/7 won't load or use old keys left over so simply ignore them because they can't hurt sys performance at all. It's untrue that reg cleaners make your system faster, remember.

defraggler- useless (internal scheduled defrag is ok and keeps disks defragged forever below 10%)
tuneup utilities- I type "Disk clean" in Start if I need to free more space on the HDD
ccleaner- useless and dangerous
revo uninstaller- dangerous, I've read many users reported problems after using these kind of tools
soluto- ??? another useless app for unneeded maintainance?

Just my 2 cents
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