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Clean Up Computer, Run faster

zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
So on youtube I found this little gem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFy6GPsea0


but it was too good to be true, it found a load of stuff on my comp and told me it would only take off SEVEN on the free version. Thousands of stuff and only SEVEN

Can anyone help me find a program that does this for free?

or a method that'll do the same thing?

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    TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    TuneUp Utilities will likely do all of that (if not more). You can download the 30 day trial which will let you use all it's features without any limitations (except that it obviously stops working after 30 days).

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    BTW, did I mention the link is in the video description. :lol:

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    CapnJacksonCapnJackson Registered User new member
    edited August 2008
    CCleaner. its free and cleans up all the garbage on your hdd and registry. I wouldn't say its super sweet more than once about it, but its a good program.

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    zimfanzimfan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm running the TuneUp one and it's doing the same as the one I posted

    thanks for the recommendations

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ccleaner is some good stuff - the registry cleaner needs about 3 runs to come up clean on some systems. The temp cleaner is one of the best, too.

    You could always get TweakUI and set the performance to "Adjust for Best Performance," disable hibernation, get more RAM, and then update windows (select ALL updates, not just the "auto" mode windows update has)

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    ArcticMonkeyArcticMonkey Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Autoruns and Process Explorer should also be mentioned.

    Autoruns gives a nice list of everything that runs when Windows boots and you can remove programs with a checkbox so it is easy to undo changes. To make the list readable go to the menu and check "don't list Ms programs"

    Process explorer gives you a list of every process that is active on the computer with much more info then Windows Task Manager. If you find stuff you don't need then remove it with Autoruns.

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    steeefsteeef Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    1ddqd wrote: »
    Ccleaner is some good stuff
    I use this regularly. Run the suggested file cleanups (make sure to close Firefox/IE/Whatever if you're clearing any browser-related files), then run the registry cleanup a few times (making sure to say Yes when asked to back it up). It's easy and satisfying.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I honestly just use the windows disk cleaner utility. Seems to do the job just fine... does CCleaner do a better job in some way?

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Which would you guys recommend more CC cleaner or tune up utilities?

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    They'll both do the same thing. If TuneUp utilities costs anything then CCleaner is better (b/c it's free!)

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    steeefsteeef Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I honestly just use the windows disk cleaner utility. Seems to do the job just fine... does CCleaner do a better job in some way?
    CCleaner finds more program-related files than Disk Cleanup, and it allows you to clean up your registry.

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    EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    steeef wrote: »
    I honestly just use the windows disk cleaner utility. Seems to do the job just fine... does CCleaner do a better job in some way?
    CCleaner finds more program-related files than Disk Cleanup, and it allows you to clean up your registry.

    Not to mention ccleaner is way the hell faster at doing its job.

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