Windows 7 forum: Help me keep my Windows 7 machine running lean, clean, and mean

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) February 19, 2010 9:27 AM PST

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Help me keep my Windows 7 machine running lean, clean, and mean

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 2/19/10 9:27 AM

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Help me keep my Windows 7 machine running lean, clean, and mean


A few years back, you published a terrific piece of
information on how to keep your Windows XP running lean,
clean, and mean. That discussion proved to be incredibly
helpful in keeping my computer in a healthy state all these
years and I'm grateful for all the advice from your members.

Well, today I have moved on to a new computer with Windows 7
and I would like revisit those good housekeeping practices.
If you can please provide me with a checklist with details of
the things necessary of keeping this new machine running
smoothly, I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

--Submitted by Luis O. of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question. And if you have any additional advice or personal experience to share, please feel free to join in and post them here.

Windows 7 - Error Free??? --Submitted by charleswsheets
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3251519#3251519

Keeping your new Windows 7 PC running lean, clean and mean --Submitted by mddy
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3251754#3251754

I have always found this site useful --Submitted by WintermuteX
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3251451#3251451

Here are some tips from forum moderator John Wilkinson --Submitted by Lee
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3256565#3256565

Link only, Optimize Windows 7 for better performance --Submitted by Lee
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3256601#3256601

Thank you to all who contributed!

If you have any additional recommedations or tips for Luis, click on the reply link and submit it. Please be as detailed as possible in your answer. Thanks!

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