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  1. No Longer Mod tgpo's Avatar
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    I have my work computer for the weekend and want to do what I can to clean it up and maybe improve performance. What would you suggest beyond what a Google search can tell me?
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    Uninstall any program that you dont use anymore,type msconfig in the run bar and look in the startup tab and uncheck any program that you dont need to run when the computer starts up and do a defrag and go to internet options in control panel and do a temp internet file delete,since you run apple do the equivalent.
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    Run regularly cleaning utility programs, like CCcleaner, Glary Utilities, Advanced System Care, etc...
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    I came across Glary utilities a couple of weeks ago, after using it I can say it does seem to do a great job. Tried others a few years back and didn't find one that I thought was 100% safe.
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    Glary did a good job, except for the 9GB dat file it created in my temp folder after the Registry defrag completed.

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  6. Speaking of temp files, empty all the Temp directories. Check the startup entries in the Registry carefully,HKLM and HKCU, Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current version, Run. CCCleaner for registry cleanup. Make sure you have enough RAM installed. Defrag the HD. Thorough Virus scan with multiple progs never hurts.

    Haven't used Glary much but that 9gb file could be a sign of a corrupted Registry. Could be just a random prog screw-up. Disk error check never a bad idea.

    Check performance in Safe Mode. This points to startup software issues.
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    Ccleaner is an awesome app for cleaning out the shite from windows.
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    There's some good advice above. Follow it, except be cautious about "registry cleaning" with CrapCleaner or anything else. Registry cleaners do very little good (insignificant speedup) and can cause great harm (can't boot your computer into windows, or other malfunctions). If you're not a tech expert, best to leave them alone, IMHO.

    Be sure to do a complete scan with your updated anti-virus software. Also I suggest scanning your system with the latest versions of SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes, or similar anti-malware software.
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