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AZ1
18-06-2011, 04:58 PM
Hi.

I am interested in speeding up my Windows 7 Toshiba Laptop.
I know I can reinstall Windows 7, but I don't want to if it isn't necessary.

I can delete stuff or clean my computer. But what should I delete or how should I clean my computer?

*I was also wondering if I can make a new user account and copy necessary information/ programs and give my new account admin rights then delete my current user account.

Because my computer use to be faster than it is now. (It was only a year ago I brought it =)

Thanks

8ftmetalhaed
18-06-2011, 05:54 PM
installing programs and even using your computer on a day to day basis can seriously slow it down, as can installing updates and whatever else.

Google CCleaner, and run that.
Check for any unnecessary startup programs (ie quicktime, apple stuff, etc etc) because they can seriously slow things down.

Speedy and PCtek should be along at some point, they're full of useful advice.

What sort of skill level are you at? Like, what do you know how to do?

Speedy Gonzales
18-06-2011, 06:07 PM
Whats the specs? Get rid of anything with the word Norton / Symantec in it, and any trial programs

pctek
18-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Post a hijackthis log, that will spot an malware problems and show if you have crapware running.
For starters.

icow
18-06-2011, 06:24 PM
http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html
if you don't already have hjt

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Ok. Thanks for tips. Already have a free Norton Scanner.

Would making a new user account and giving it admin
rights, then deleting my current one help? Thanks for your support!! :)

:pf1mobmini:

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:46 PM
Computer Specs are...

Toshiba Laptop
Windows 7
Intel Pentium
4GB Ram
320GB HDD
brought April 2010

:pf1mobmini:

Speedy Gonzales
18-06-2011, 09:47 PM
post a hjt log

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Might be a ridiculas question but what is that? How do I do it?

:pf1mobmini:

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:49 PM
Is it possible too...

*I was also wondering if I can make a new user account and copy necessary information/ programs and give my new account admin rights then delete my current user account.

:pf1mobmini:

Speedy Gonzales
18-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Hijackthis. You've never heard of it?

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:53 PM
I have considered to reinstall Win 7 but didn't feel like going through problems. That's why i wonder if I can move user account.

:pf1mobmini:

AZ1
18-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Sorry Yip. Should be able to try.

:pf1mobmini:

Snorkbox
18-06-2011, 10:08 PM
Moving the user account isn't really going to help.

AZ1
18-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Why?

:pf1mobmini:

AZ1
18-06-2011, 10:11 PM
What would it do??

:pf1mobmini:

Speedy Gonzales
18-06-2011, 10:21 PM
I could check it out with teamviewer (www.teamviewer.com) now if you want. You install it then send the ID and pw (it gives you), to me in a PM. You'll see what I'm doing.

AZ1
18-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Okay. I will see if I can do it tomorrow if it alright with you.

:pf1mobmini:

Speedy Gonzales
18-06-2011, 10:26 PM
Thats cool. Send me a PM when youre in here / around. When you're ready

Snorkbox
18-06-2011, 10:27 PM
In the meantime you could post a Hijack This log.

AZ1
18-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Moving the user account isn't really going to help.

I'm not sure if you were thinking that I was going to move everything. I was actually meaning can I open new account and copy the main documents and programs I want then give it admin rights then.. Delete my current account

:pf1mobmini:

Snorkbox
18-06-2011, 10:32 PM
And what do you think that will achieve? If there are programs you are not using at the moment then uninstall same.

AZ1
18-06-2011, 10:42 PM
Ok. Thanks

:pf1mobmini:

pctek
19-06-2011, 09:56 AM
http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html
if you don't already have hjt

Look he's posted the link for you.
Download it and use it.