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Thread: Need a boost after 5 months

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    magoo Guest

    Default Need a boost after 5 months

    Hi folks,

    I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    lovin` it.
    But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.



    Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so far?
    You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)

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    Regards
    magoo


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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    Hi,

    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)


    Danger Danger Danger - don't go there. Registry cleaners do nothing for
    system performance and may actually be detrimental. They frequently
    misidentify and remove needed entries. Dead-end entries do not inhibit
    performance and removing them serves no purpose, and some that appear to be
    dead entries may not be such.

    If your system has slowed down, check for spyware, look at recently
    installed updates (from Windows, your antivirus provider, and your
    antispyware vendor), and check for programs that have become unnecessarily
    enabled in the startup axis.

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    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so
    > far?
    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > magoo



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    philo Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months


    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so

    far?
    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > magoo
    >



    Perform a disk cleanup

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...139d91033.mspx


    Then defrag your drive


    I'd recommend against third party utilities such as "registry cleaners".



    You may also want to run msconfig

    and take unnecessary applications out of startup





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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    Do NOT use any registry cleaning tools. You can only have trouble from using any one of them

    Install more RAM and use Disk Cleaner and defragment and take out unnecessary programs from Start Up using MSConfig

    Do a search for *.tmp *.old *.bak and delete them. Delete the temp internet files,cookies,history . I do it daily

    And in general remove programs that you have added that you do not use from add\remove. Less is more


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    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message news:gfbfrj$j92$00$1@news.t-online.com...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so far?
    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > magoo
    >


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    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so
    > far?



    Stay away from so-called "speedup tools." Almost all of them are fake and at
    least useless--sometimes dangerous.


    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)



    Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the registry
    isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and don't use any
    registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and what vendors of
    registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
    having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.

    The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it may
    have.

    The most likely problem is malware infection. What anti-virus and
    anti-spyware software do you run, and are they kept up to date?



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    Ken Blake Guest

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    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Do NOT use any registry cleaning tools. You can only have trouble
    > from using any one of them



    Right!


    > Install more RAM


    It's highly unlikely that that's his problem (unless he's suddenly running
    more demanding software), since the slowdown is a new occurrence


    > and use Disk Cleaner and defragment



    It certainly doesn't hurt to do those, but I doubt very much if they will
    improve his performance.

    > and take out unnecessary programs from Start Up using MSConfig


    Again, it doesn't hurt, but programs that are installedbut not running don't
    affect his performance.


    > Do a search for *.tmp *.old *.bak and delete them. Delete
    > the temp internet files,cookies,history . I do it daily



    Good to do, but gighly unlikely that his performance problem is realted to
    these.


    >And in general remove programs that you have added
    > that you do not use from add\remove. Less is more



    Once again, I don't object to doing what you suggest, but it won't improve
    performance.



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    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so
    > far?
    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > magoo
    >




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    Isn't the best thing to do:

    1. Keep it clean (I use CCleaner)

    2. Keep it defraged (I use perfectdisk)

    3. Keep it backed up (I use Vista backup image weekly and Titan data backup daily)?

    I am also very very picky on what I download and install on my machine.

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    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    Registry cleaners are certainly not going to increase the performance of
    your machine; they are useless and cause more harm than good.

    Check for spyware, Viruses etc to see if these are causing a general slow
    down.


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    "magoo" <i.am.magoo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I`ve got Vista Business running for almost half a year now, and am still
    > lovin` it.
    > But I did slow down a little in the last 2 weeks.
    >
    > Did anyone make *positive experiences* with speed-up-tools for Vista so
    > far?
    > You know the stuff, registry cleaners and all... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    > magoo



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    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    roraniel you have the same regime as I do. I to use CCleaner, but don't use
    the registry cleaner, even though it is less aggressive than other registry
    cleaners.

    The only change in my plan to yours is that I use Acronis True Image 2009
    for backup purposes.

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    "roraniel" <roraniel.3ipqly@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Isn't the best thing to do:
    >
    > 1. Keep it clean (I use CCleaner)
    >
    > 2. Keep it defraged (I use perfectdisk)
    >
    > 3. Keep it backed up (I use Vista backup image weekly and Titan data
    > backup daily)?
    >
    > I am also very very picky on what I download and install on my machine.
    >
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    magoo Guest

    Default Re: Need a boost after 5 months

    John Barnett MVP wrote:
    > Registry cleaners are certainly not going to increase the performance
    > of your machine; they are useless and cause more harm than good.
    >
    > Check for spyware, Viruses etc to see if these are causing a general
    > slow down.


    Hey guys, thanks for the detailed responses.

    I did check on startup applications, and there is nothing really that would
    not be in use frequently.
    Is defragmenting really a good thing? I mean: Yes, the thought behind is
    good anyways, but since I made disappointing experiences back in Win98 times
    I kept away from that.

    I am running Vista Business with Avira Personal. Currently not running any
    spyware detection.
    What would you recommend? I have used Spybot S&D in the past. Is that still
    appropriate for Vista?

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    magoo


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