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Windows 7: Old installations are bad!

17 May 2012   #1
jaca

SEVEN ultimate 64bits
 
 
Old installations are bad!

I'll not say anything new. I'ts the same old story. After a clean installation of Seven everything works fine, smoothly, fast, reliable. However, after a few months, the computer goes into a very slow machine,(when compared with the firts days) not so reliable, and so on. No matter we use a reg cleaner in a daily basis, and antispy sw, and antivirus sw.

One is led to perform a new clean installation, with all associated headaches.

Is there a way to maintain the computer always as brand new? PLEASE



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17 May 2012   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Number one on the list is to stop using any and all registry cleaners. Also if you're using any "tweaking" programs, stop.

Haven't seen any of this slowdown that you mention on mine so far, and in fact the only time I have re-installed Windows 7 since it came out was due to a major hardware change. Other than that it felt just as fast then as when first installed.

Oh yeah and,

Optimize Windows 7
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17 May 2012   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Following this information will keep you running as good as the first day, it works for me

As soon as you get home with your computer:

Dont install the antivirus software that pops up with instuctions to install.
Should be done at the end and this software, although probably free for a while,
will cost money down the road and is probably not the best.

Windows updates should be done immediately as you are vulnerable to problems
until updated; be sure to include office updates.

Adobe reader should be updated, the most recent version is a sandbox version which
reduces virus vulnerablity to your PDF files.

This is also the opportunity to download Adobe Flash Player

Download an alertative browser; ie FF or Chrome etc. In the event of problems with IE.

Remove any unwanted program bloat. They will slow up your computer and probably
cost money in the future.

Download your antivirus; Microsoft Security Essentials is suggested.

Make your recovery disc.

Now enjoy the internet.

To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software.

Download and use Ccleaner about once every two months. Untick any registry entries.
http://www.piriform.com/

Download and use PSI, to to be sure that all of your software is up to date
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

If you follow these instructions, you will be trouble free for a long time to come.

Be sure to back up your hard drive about once a month (varies by user) and to keeep system restore points up to date.

Optimize Windows 7

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...er-performance
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