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  # 1152732 13-Oct-2014 12:07
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** STOP FIDDLING **  tongue-out
Even defrag is a waste of time on modern PC's

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"I know for a fact that after a week of use if i run the Registry First Aid program after completion the system is smoother it must be doing something?"
NEVER EVER install those sort of programs. NEVER .


Just install malware bytes (untick trial) & run that every month , thats it.

If its a brand name PC, it will have been preloaded with manufacturers crudware & trialware. Remove that for sure .

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  # 1153661 14-Oct-2014 14:46
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It sounds like basically you should stop installing random crap without researching what you're installing first and untick bloatware in install wizards (toolbars etc)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1153673 14-Oct-2014 15:02
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gnfb: So I took a round about approach I am yest to see if it works out

I created a dual boot on my system and installed windows 8.1 64bit in the second partition

The theory being I now have my 8meg of ram (well 7.9 to be exact)

I have a super fast stem running that I wil just install the graphics programs i use

I will then boot to the other windows where i can do as i wish and maybe just reformat and install once in awhile

Hmmm I am aalready starting to doubt the logic of it ....but we will see


save yourself the hassle and install the crapware you want to use in a Virtual Machine (Hyper-V client, Virtualbox, VMware workstation whatever)

then you have a secure container where the crap can't leak out into your main system

You can do snapshots, rollbacks, differencing disks etc etc.

Much better than dual boot imho

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  # 1153675 14-Oct-2014 15:04
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One thing a senior technical person at MS once told me, is that rather than reinstall your OS, create a new profile, move your data across and then delete the old folder. Much less intrusive, and seems to work pretty well. 


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  # 1153730 14-Oct-2014 16:08
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nathan:
gnfb: So I took a round about approach I am yest to see if it works out

I created a dual boot on my system and installed windows 8.1 64bit in the second partition

The theory being I now have my 8meg of ram (well 7.9 to be exact)

I have a super fast stem running that I wil just install the graphics programs i use

I will then boot to the other windows where i can do as i wish and maybe just reformat and install once in awhile

Hmmm I am aalready starting to doubt the logic of it ....but we will see


save yourself the hassle and install the crapware you want to use in a Virtual Machine (Hyper-V client, Virtualbox, VMware workstation whatever)

then you have a secure container where the crap can't leak out into your main system

You can do snapshots, rollbacks, differencing disks etc etc.

Much better than dual boot imho





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  # 1153786 14-Oct-2014 16:45
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gnfb: So I took a round about approach I am yest to see if it works out

I created a dual boot on my system and installed windows 8.1 64bit in the second partition

The theory being I now have my 8meg of ram (well 7.9 to be exact)

I have a super fast stem running that I wil just install the graphics programs i use

I will then boot to the other windows where i can do as i wish and maybe just reformat and install once in awhile

Hmmm I am aalready starting to doubt the logic of it ....but we will see


partitioning always slows things down

edit: unless it's a SSD




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1154522 15-Oct-2014 15:44
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buy a SSD and more ram and problems go away unless u looking at dodgy pron sites.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1156642 17-Oct-2014 10:24
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Ragnor: It sounds like basically you should stop installing random crap without researching what you're installing first and untick bloatware in install wizards (toolbars etc)


Problem is that crudware pay people to write fake glowing reveiws of their product.
So you get crapware with hundreds(yes) fake product reveiws on various blog/Tech sites.

Remeber the memory drefrag software, so many people claimed it was a great product :-)


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