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Windows 7: Keeping things running well after long time, tune up, maintenance

27 Apr 2017   #1
mikesndbs

Windows 7 pro 64bit SRP1
 
 
Keeping things running well after long time, tune up, maintenance

Hi guys

Been running my Windows 7 system without many issues for some time now.
Based on advice I don't use any maintance suites and just let 7 manage itself.
I do use cCleaner only as a cleaner and run Kaspersky IS and Malware Bytes (free)

I'd like to know what I should do to keep things working well, is there any trusted tune up programs out there now?

What advice would you have for me.

Thanks


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27 Apr 2017   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you use any tune up program you'd better have a system image backup handy. Really you are better off using tools built into windows and applying tweaks manually one at a time.

How to Use Extended Disk Cleanup in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

Optimize Windows 7
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27 Apr 2017   #3
mikesndbs

Windows 7 pro 64bit SRP1
 
 

Thanks, so no change over original advice then.
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27 Apr 2017   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well all I would say is that if you use a tune up utility you need a backup that you can restore when things screw up.

Regarding any tune up utility that I've ever used I never choose to auto clean or auto fix anything. I'd only use those that let you preview results/ changes and de-select problem items before going ahead.
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27 Apr 2017   #5
mikesndbs

Windows 7 pro 64bit SRP1
 
 

OK, thanks again, I followed a few of the tips in your links and will see how they work out. All the best
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27 Apr 2017   #6
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikesndbs View Post
I'd like to know what I should do to keep things working well, is there any trusted tune up programs out there now? What advice would you have for me. Thanks
these two steps will go a long way toward making an old installation run like new

start > run > msconfig > startup > then uncheck what you don't need
start > run > msconfig > services > hide microsoft services > then uncheck what you don't need
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01 May 2017   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikesndbs View Post
I do use Ccleaner only as a cleaner
You might want to look at CCEnhancer. See "Tip" here:
Latest CCleaner Version Released - Windows 7 Help Forums

Installation see here: (Follow numbered steps in screenshot when running the program)
Using Eraser or SDelete - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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