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Windows 7: Old Windows 7 System. Slow. Can I clean it up without losing apps?

03 Apr 2019   #11
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post

Of course, one could run a good registry cleaner.
No, one SHOULDN'T


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03 Apr 2019   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMaye View Post
Seems plausible. I will check with the lady next time I am at HFH.
I would like to see the results when you finish
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03 Apr 2019   #13
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
It's cleanmgr.
good catch
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03 Apr 2019   #14
SJMaye

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
It's cleanmgr.

Thank you for the clarification.
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07 Apr 2019   #15
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Don't know if you've finished this yet. Would you consider the free open-source Open Office or does it have to be MS Office? OO's files are compatible with MSO.
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08 Apr 2019   #16
SJMaye

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

No, I am not finished yet. I only volunteer at Habitat one day a week. This was a hand me down to a new employee that seems to know her way around a computer. I will speak to her today and see if she wants to try the suggestions. I don't want to overstep. I'm just a volunteer there.
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08 Apr 2019   #17
SJMaye

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Don't know if you've finished this yet. Would you consider the free open-source Open Office or does it have to be MS Office? OO's files are compatible with MSO.

I thought about open source or even Google Docs, but Habitat seems to be dug in on MS Office. Probably due to the MS donations.
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09 Apr 2019   #18
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Many people don't know there are free alternatives. Unlike MSO, no need to worry about malware attacking it. If you do decide, it's here:

Apache OpenOffice - Official Download
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09 Apr 2019   #19
SJMaye

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

I spoke to the lady yesterday. As suspected, she already had done some work with it and felt she could do the clean up herself. She is pretty resourceful, but more attuned to the Mac. She said she would let me know if she needed a hand. If it goes that way I will let you all know. Thank you for your help.
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11 Apr 2019   #20
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
No, one SHOULDN'T
plus reg cleaner programs are overrated and unnecessary (and can sometimes make things worse if you don't know what registry keys to clean out)
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