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Old 08-22-2006, 04:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good post, I did not know about the disk cleanup, the rest I knew about, but what does bootvis do, is it safe to put on the computer?
I have bootvis on my computer and i dosent have any virus or spyware many other people have it on there pc and dont get infected it all depends on where you download it from
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Good post, I did not know about the disk cleanup, the rest I knew about, but what does bootvis do, is it safe to put on the computer?
Bootvis is put out by Microsoft, so it's safe.

It traces your boot and finds things it can speed up. Then you opimize it and it should reduce boot time.

You need SP1 or later though.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I definately have that, I would assume the first popup on google is a safe place to download from?
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Thanks to the people who replyed and didnt say that my post is gay and **** thx
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Great post, I didnt know about bootvis, so I learned something.

I agree, wrong section though!
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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For defragging, forget the Windows default.

Get either O&O Defrag 2000 Freeware Edition 3.5.562:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag...ion_d4545.html

or O&O Defrag Professional Edition 8.5 Build 1788 (30 day trial, worth the money):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag...tion_d809.html

I have the Pro version. It's great to have 0% (yes, 0%) fragmentation.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:02 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thx b0dge and thx trotter for adding to the thread
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This is a little dated (I up dated it in a different thread, but who knows where that is).

Hey, found it:
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First-
MSCONFIG (when used with the RUN command) opens up the System Configuration Utility. Most of the stuff in there you don't want to mess with unless you know what you are doing or have detailed instructions.

Click the STARTUP tab. The list that it pulls up is everything that you can choose to start up when Windows does.

Why is all of this stuff in the list? Because every program designer thinks his 'creation' is so indispensible that no one could possibly want it to NOT start up with their computer (yeah, right), so they set it into the list and have it to do just that.


Once you're at the list, look it over and see what all has a check mark. Every program that does starts up when Windows loads... EVERYTIME!

If something is checked, but you don't know what it is, Google it and find out.

Once you have seen what is there, uncheck everything that you don't need or want. Keep your firewall, antivirus, broadband drivers, graphics drivers, whatever you absolutely have to have, but uncheck everythign else.

Once you are done, click APPLY, OK, then reboot.

When your computer starts up, you'll get a grey box about the System Configuration Utility. Check the box about 'Don't run on startup' then OK.

If you had a lot of stuff checked, then your comp ought to start up faster and run more stable.

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Download and run AdAware, Spybot, and Microsoft Windows Defender.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_S...onal_d506.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Sea...roy_d2471.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_...der_d4466.html
(All are free. Be sure to have each one update itself before you scan.)

Third-
Uninstall any unused or unneeded programs you have on your hard drive.

Fourth-
Download and run TweakNow to clean up your computer's registry.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TweakNow_R...ner_d4134.html

Fifth-
Download and run CCleaner to clean out the odds and ends that are taking up space on your hard drive.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_S...ish_d4191.html

Sixth
Run Disk Defragmenter START- ALL PROGRAMS- ACCESSORIES- SYSTEM TOOLS- DISK DEFRAGMENTER). Better yet, download and use O&O Defrag instead.
Pro (free trial) - http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag...tion_d809.html
Free version - http://www.majorgeeks.com/O&O_Defrag...ion_d4545.html

Reboot your computer and see if it cranks up a bit faster, plus it ought to have a lot more zip to it as well.
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thx you for adding the info man i learned something aswell and it did give aboost in boot time and speed nice post
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