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What is the best way to mantain system performance?

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> What is the best way to keep your computers performance? I have been using my computer for a while now and I realise as more junk and software gets installed my windows 7 computers gets slower and slower. What is the best way to mantain your computer and keep it fit for fight?

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Re: maintain performance

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- Don't install junk.
- Only run software you need.

Kees

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Essentials

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I only run essential software and games. still, is there a way to optimize? i've tried lots of programs; Diskeeper, Tuneup, CCleaner and lots more. What would you recommend?. Windows overall isnt slow at all, just windows boot up. AVG might be the problem though. Fresh install uses 40 ish seconds, but after my software is installed its spends 130 seconds to boot, unacceptable!

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That needs some research.

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Boot and measure the seconds needed. Take the average of 3 times.

Then one by one uninstall all your programs that start at startup. That will show you which one(s) are responsible for the delay. When they are all uninstalled, you should be back at 40 ish seconds.
If not, do it other way around: clean install and built the configuration up gradually, while measuring the boot time.

Once you've got the bottlenecks identified, your options are:
1. Accept the delay
2. Don't run at startup, only run later.
3. Find an alternative which gives less delays.

That's a nice project for a rainy weekend! Please tell your experiences.


Kees

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no difference

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it sure is rainy in norway but after i disable all startup software with msconfig i see no remarkable difference in boot up time.I run essential drivers (sounds,mouse), nvidia control panel, intel hd graphics, tune-up utilities, dropbox,hamachi,teamviewer, logitech setpoint. After i disable all those i still get +100 seconds.

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hamachi

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Forget DISABLE. UNINSTALL.

I noted the hamster software because I encountered a few machines that would drop wifi with that installed.

Why? Ask the maker.
Bob

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Re: no difference

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It are not only programs that run at startup, it are services also. Windows Search is an example of those.

A good work-around, as suggested by Bob, is to use hibernate in stead of shut down. Makes a lot of difference.

Kees

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Sorry. But this is not happening to me.

In reply to: What is the best way to mantain system performance?

My Samsung RC512 gets on its feet in 3 seconds every time I open the lid. It's a current machine with that spiffy zero power sleep so when I read your post I can only wonder what YOU ARE DOING to cause the issue.

We have discussions where folk install more and more SECURITY or install emulators for no reason they will share but at the end of the day, it's up to us. Stop installing the crud.
Bob

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