- 18th August 2013, 15:40 #1New Member
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New ASUS Windows 8 touch laptop very slow
I just bought a new ASUS Windows 8 touch laptop. But I am finding it very slow to start. The programs take time to open. Even the right menu takes time to open. Truly frustrated want feel like throwing it away. My old desktop was better and faster.
I see a lot of programs like:
ASUS Instant Connect
ASUS Live Update
ASUS S200 Product DEmo
ASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid Video
ASUS Charger Plus
ASUS Wenstorage Sync
and so on.
Do I need all this $-hit! Or can I uninstall any of them?
- 19th August 2013, 14:50 #2
Those programs only matter if they are starting with Windows. If they are just sitting on your hard drive and you (or your notebook) don't need them, they are simply wasting disk space, but not affecting performance.
My old desktop was better and faster.
I recommend you search each of those items and see if you need them. If not, you [hopefully] can remove them through the "Programs and Features" Control Panel applet. For example, ASUS Charger Plus.
- 20th August 2013, 17:55 #3
Most new OEM laptops come pre-installed with many such unwanted trialware or software, commonly referred to as crapware or craplets. From your list, I can guess that most of the ASUS programs must be adding extra functionality to your laptop - something more than what Windows 8 OS offers. But what happens is that most of these must be adding themselves to your start up list or running as Services in the background.
As Digerati has mentioned, you may have to search for each of the programs, see what they do and then uninstall them if you feel you don't need them. It its trialware, you can go ahead and uninstall them. Just ensure that you don't end up uninstalling some drivers.
You may want to have a look at these posts:
Remover crapware and craplets from Windows OEM PC before using it | WinVistaClub
Top Three Free Crapware Removal Software for Windows
- 22nd August 2013, 13:53 #4New Member
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Thanks for your inputs and links. I guess I will study them, uninstall a few programs from the control panel and hope it does not break my computer.