A faster computer


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Old 03-12-06, 06:34 AM
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A faster computer

Want to make your computer run very fast I'll tell you how
uninstall all printer scanner software uninstall office 2000
then you have go to START...RUN..type in "msconfig" without quotation marks
check a selective start up uncheck start up items but leave the rest checked
restart computer and it will jump like a mustang waiting to get out of the gate !
If you want to put some finishing touches on it boot into safemode do some maintainence
also.I think I'm on to something here maybe thats why two computers are better then one
You can have one computer with all the bells and whistles...and have another for speed and surfing
Can you experts out there tell me if I'm on the right track !
 
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Old 03-12-06, 06:43 AM
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Not quite. Uninstalling office would make allot of peoples PC's useless to them. Randomly removing items from startup is a bad idea unless you know what the items are, you could turn off your antivirus or malware protection, or cause other problems.
 
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not for everybody

I hear what your saying Dave I do not think it is for everyone
I usually do my maintanence manually anyway underneath
a running program so it will work for me but I hear you Dave it ain't going to be a wise move for everyone maybe I shouldn't of said anything but lets keep the thread running for awhile
and see what others say ?
 
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Old 03-12-06, 06:56 AM
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Your right Dave

For me it will work but I know for high end business people no way
would it work, cause the last thing a high end business man needs is to shut down his/her anti virus
I do undertsand...one can always go back and undo everything also...I'm just referring to myself
I realize many could not uninstall office 2003 and such nor there printer scanner software
maybe two computers are better then one
 
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You do not need to uninstall any software to speed up your computer. What you need to do is to turn off the portions of the software you mentioned that run all the time.

Scanner software, for example, runs so that a window might pop up when place a document on the scanner or in the input tray. You don't need this software. Simply start your scanner software when you have something to scan.

Office insists on installing some background programs which you also don't need.

My advice is to turn off all extra programs that you really don't need. And when you install software, pay attention to what it installs and how it configures itself.
 
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Old 03-12-06, 04:07 PM
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right about the norton anti virus

Running a selective start up without start up items
does hinder the Norton anti virus I've been experimenting
i had to select a normal start up again in order to run Norton anti virus
So far Norton hasn't found one virus on my computer and I've been running just
3 months short of a year ?But i'm careful where I go also!
 
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First off, msconfig is not on every computer...
As stated before, Office is an integral program for some folks.
And having programs ON your computer does not slow the computer. RUNNING the program slows the computer.


The only thing you need to do with Office is remove the Office Startup Bar from the Start folder, and prevent FindFast from starting. Otherwise it is a fine suite of programs.

You are on the right track by only running the programs you need AND ONLY WHEN YOU NEED THEM.

Keep thinking...
 
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Old 03-13-06, 08:00 AM
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msconfig

I cannot remember if msconfig was on my Pent 1 or my pent 111
I know it is on windows xp has far has the new vista coming out
I haven't got a clue I presume it would be !
So anybody could eliminate start up items in msconfig by choosing a selective start
just for a period of time for the convience of faster surfing say a hour or two or three ??
 
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Old 03-13-06, 09:20 AM
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guest account faster

Another thing that makes a computer faster
is to log out of the ADMIN account and go into the guest account
yourself and also switch browsers to firefox this what I have done
it does work well
 
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Firefox

I haven't done any measurements, but Firefox does seem faster and I think that Opera is the fastest of them both. I know there are other browsers out there that may be even faster.
 
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Old 03-14-06, 04:23 PM
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selective start

Isn't a selective start alright as long has you keep in mind
your anti virus will not be working ?cause it sure makes things run faster
without a loaded system tray
 
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Yeah, it's alright if you're willing to take a risk. Personally I prefer having piece of mind running an anti-virus program and zone alarm at the sacrifice of the highest speed possible. I use eTrust EZ anti-virus and it's caught several viruses without slowing my computer down much. You should try a different anti-virus program if yours is slowing you down that much.
 
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differant anti virus

Yes i believe i will mine expires in June of this year
I got Norton free when i bought my computer
but I'm seriously thinking of a differant anti virus program
 
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Old 03-15-06, 12:47 PM
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Don't necessarily uninstall Office, just the resident "wizard". The same for the scanner software, Quicktime, and some other things. Your system will be generally faster a bit, ant the expense of having to do some things manually (like starting the main scanner app), or having things take longer to load (like Office).
 
 

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