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Help-Windows Vista programs

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
My laptops getting a bit sluggish, its not the best but its doing alright.(tried a defrag and it managed to free 1.6GB)

On Programs and features ive listed all my programs in size and there is 3 programs that im not sure if i need or not:
Acer eData security management=28.6mb
Acer empowering technology=116mb
Acer epower Management-16mb

Thanks
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
My guess is you have an Acer Laptop and this will be bundled software. I'm sure you can manage without it if you really need to.
#2
yeh thats what i was thinking. and 116 mb for some program that came with it. ill give it a go and can always do a system restore. thanks
1 Like #3
Try CCleaner
it zipped up my Vista Desktop and made it a lot more stable.
or better still

Install XP...:whistling:
#4
callmejoe
Try CCleaner
it zipped up my Vista Desktop and made it a lot more stable.
or better still

Install XP...:whistling:


got ccleaner,did u tick any extra options? i dont really understand it, just click run

lol im tempted too
1 Like #5
Sluggish performance usually doesn't mean too much stuff on the harddrive, it means not enough memory for all the software you have loaded. Best thing to do would be to clear out all the stuff that runs in your system tray by doing a couple of things:

1) Winkey + R, type MSConfig
2) Click the Startup tab, deselect everything (nothing listed there is essential OS stuff, and chances are, nothing listed there is even useful. You're unlikely to suffer any problems from this, but if things do stop working, just reload Msconfig and re-enable anything that looks useful)
3) Click Services, tick Hide All Microsoft Services, disable everything except your virus scanner, and anything else that looks sort-of important

Things like services and apps that start with your system usually start with your system only because it makes loading the app faster, and so the app can always be present to advertise itself to you. It loads the app faster because it loads part of it at startup, which is great if you're a blinkered software developer, but utterly sucky if you want to use the system for things other than that app, since stuff loading up that isn't going to be used adds to your startup time, and is the #1 cause of lousy system performance. So clear it away, all should be good.
#6
dxx
Sluggish performance usually doesn't mean too much stuff on the harddrive, it means not enough memory for all the software you have loaded. Best thing to do would be to clear out all the stuff that runs in your system tray by doing a couple of things:

1) Winkey + R, type MSConfig
2) Click the Startup tab, deselect everything (nothing listed there is essential OS stuff, and chances are, nothing listed there is even useful. You're unlikely to suffer any problems from this, but if things do stop working, just reload Msconfig and re-enable anything that looks useful)
3) Click Services, tick Hide All Microsoft Services, disable everything except your virus scanner, and anything else that looks sort-of important

Things like services and apps that start with your system usually start with your system only because it makes loading the app faster, and so the app can always be present to advertise itself to you. It loads the app faster because it loads part of it at startup, which is great if you're a blinkered software developer, but utterly sucky if you want to use the system for things other than that app, since stuff loading up that isn't going to be used adds to your startup time, and is the #1 cause of lousy system performance. So clear it away, all should be good.


thankyou, hope to see some improvments!
banned 1 Like #7
Dont get rid of the acer programs as they are needed for restores and the ones you mention only consume disk space, not memory.

Why not just backup all your files and do a factory restore. it will be like new then.

If thats too much hassle, get a decent registry cleaner as I;m guessing you have installed/uninstalled a lot of programs over time.
#8
csiman
Dont get rid of the acer programs as they are needed for restores and the ones you mention only consume disk space, not memory.

Why not just backup all your files and do a factory restore. it will be like new then.

If thats too much hassle, get a decent registry cleaner as I;m guessing you have installed/uninstalled a lot of programs over time.


ok. yeh im downloading another reigstry cleaner now. thanks

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