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Windows 7: Windows is pretty slow

01 Jan 2014   #21

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

This is what I use. Best free backup software and Norton Ghost alternative - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

If I don't do it myself.

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01 Jan 2014   #22

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aritra2116 View Post
I have 176.4 GB of used space and 121.2 GB of free space which in kinda less. Actually, the people who installed windows 7 on this laptop, didn't realize that they made a BIG mistake. They only made the C: partition about 48 GB in size which is pretty less when you need a lot of files that should only belong to C: and you should at least have 15 GB of free space in C: drive or whatever partition you install windows in. They made the E: partition the largest i.e 102 GB for no reason at all. In my opinion they should have made the C: partition the largest. Anyways, this laptop stayed kinda messed up until dad gave it to me as a present back in 2011 so I don't know how this laptop 'lived' its past life in the hands of dad. I cleaned up all bloatware and ran another ccleaner cleanup. I barely manage to keep up 13 GB space for C:. Anyways, now I want to take a look on what more to remove/optimize. Thanks! By the way, is there any way to grow or shrink my C: drive?
Yes like the above person mentioned you can use a partition manager to change the size of
The partition.
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01 Jan 2014   #23

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
I'm downloading FBackup. It is free and opensource too and is lightweight. Will it be enough for me to make a backup or I should use either Macrium or Acronis for imaging?
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01 Jan 2014   #24

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Up to you actually. A backup SHOULD be enough for what you want. Having said THAT an image is always nice to have and has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. If you have a recent one it should be O.K.. I DO recommend having at least one image. I have one of a pristine new install and one of after I've installed my "usual" software. But in the end its your call.
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02 Jan 2014   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

In terms of speeding up, you system could have a few nasty things inside it,
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
Great little program to keep handy!
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02 Jan 2014   #26

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

I haven't run JRT in a while. I think I should run it. Thanks for the suggestion Devlin. I've done a backup of my WHOLE HDD but I'm thinking to save the idea of increasing the C: drive for later. Any other suggestions to speed up for now?
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02 Jan 2014   #27

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Get a SSD
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04 Jan 2014   #28

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

JRT found nothing. Pretty clean :).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Get a SSD
Yup I would. Just gimme some time

Currently, my speed issue is SOLVED! Thanks to anyone who helped!
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04 Jan 2014   #29
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Well if you don't want to use ant software you can try this:

1.Go to start type run.
2.Type recent.
3.Delete all files in it.
4.Go back to start and type run again.
5.Type %temp% and delete all files in it .

When you attempt step 5 you cannot delete all files because some background programs will be running and those need the temporary files in that. So just don't worry deleting the files which cannot be deleted.

More over you can go to control panel and click Performance information and tools. In that click on Adjust visual effects and select Adjust for best performance. This can make your desktop look basic but this speeds up your system a little.

If you want to partition your drives try EaseUS Partition Master 9.2.1 Home Edition. Trust me i have tried this and this worked to increase my C drive from 32GB to 54 GB.

Hope this helps.
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