Groups

    Help-Windows Vista programs

    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

    8 Comments

    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.

    Original Poster

    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

    Try CCleaner
    it zipped up my Vista Desktop and made it a lot more stable.
    or better still

    Install XP...:whistling:

    Original Poster

    callmejoe;3337055

    Try CCleanerit zipped up my Vista Desktop and made it a lot more … Try CCleanerit zipped up my Vista Desktop and made it a lot more stable.or better stillInstall XP...:whistling:



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

    lol im tempted too

    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.

    Original Poster

    dxx;3337601

    Sluggish performance usually doesn't mean too much stuff on the … 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 MSConfig2) 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 importantThings 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

    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.

    Original Poster

    csiman;3338080

    Dont get rid of the acer programs as they are needed for restores and the … 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
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Magazine competitions - Issue 39 @ tvchoicemagazine.co.uk55
      2. Win 1 of 3 x £1000 Selfridges vouchers with Virgin Trains109
      3. Win a Free minion usb stick1010
      4. totalev.com comp - win an electric car2121

      See more discussions