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Old 02. Dec 2010, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Kendall,

How is W 7 treating you? I recently bought an HP laptop with Home Premium on it and am finding it to be really easy to deal with so far. Getting it set up with a good AV, avast free, mbam and sas took no time after I deleted The Norton that came on it so I am happy now, didnít have any problems doing that and everything installed with no problems either. Still deciding what else to put on it besides Ccleaner cause the computer works so well right now.

I didnít want to rebuy some of my programs so I but the discs in to see what would happen, and they installed like they had eyes, Photoshop Elements 5 and MS Office Student and Teacher edition 2003. I bought both of these for my XP Media Center in early í06 so I was a little surprised because MS said most older programs would not work in Vista or W 7 so I saved some cash there, Iím using Office to do this and it is working fine, I loaded pictures from my Pentax K-x into Photoshop and it worked the way it should, even my router with a firewall is working great, a D-link also for XP.

I havenít been posting much anywhere with working a lot of overtime most of the last 9 months I only get to look at my sites, this site and a few others. Iím going to try to keep on this thread, so a few questions, did you burn your recovery discs and system repair disc? The questions will be moot if you have a custom built system, any hints you want to throw my way would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm a little paranoid at times so I did burn the Recovery Disks. I also burnt a disk image right after getting it set up and updated (and cleaned out the junk).

I actually can't say enough about Windows 7. It is such low maintenance, it's almost scarey. It just feels so much more stable than anything else I've ever used. Plus, I find myself very seldom doing anything in terms of my security. I use MSE, built-in firewall, and WinPatrol. I did add Sandboxie, but don't use it much.

I do run weekly or bi-weekly scans with MalwareBytes and SAS (and HitmanPro), but they truly never find anything.

I use the built-in defragger and the built-in backup tool. I've given up on registry cleaners; so I don't use them. I do use CCleaner probably every week or so and I have Revo Uninstaller installed, but haven't used it much. (I guess because I don't see the need anymore to install and uninstall various security programs.)

Oh, I am using ClearCloud DNS; that I like a lot. The only other things in my system tray are Mozy-free version (which I've been using for years), and Process Lasso which I got free from somewhere. While I like CleanMem a lot (and it was recently updated), I don't use it with Windows 7.

I do use Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home Special Edition for making incremental image backups; though probably not as often as I should.

I love the new Windows Search in Windows 7, so I don't see a need for any added software or program like Locate32 or Agent Ransack.

To be honest, I'm a tweaker by nature. I have a long history of tweaking windows. Because I don't see the need to do so with Windows 7, I've recently installed Linux (Peppermint) on an old laptop and am playing with that. Lastly, I'm considering trying out Nexus Dock for Windows 7. It'll give me something to "play" with and "tweak".

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the reply, Kendall.

So youíre a gamer, or did you want a faster computer and better graphics? The most cpu intensive program I ran on my XP was Cakewalk Pyro 5 to convert some wmaís files to mp3ís, it took most of the cpu could do a few other things at the same time but not much. I have a few old pictures to rescan of my parents at a higher resolution cause I may need to make larger prints at the smallest 8Ē x 11Ē and 2 hundred dpi will not cut it for larger sharp prints.

I put in more OT the last few days and they wanted me this weekend but at almost 59 that would be too many wearing hours on my body, so I said no. Besides I need to start putting the outside Christmas lights up. Iím changing to LEDís and havenít figured out which ways to run them all yet, the bushes will be easy but the house will be something else. Almost to cold and snowy here but I have to get started.


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