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Optimizing a Brand New machine running Win7


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#1 Sutherlinca

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:45 PM

I have a brand new machine that I have not taken out of the box. I would like to learn how to get rid of all the junk programs that are not necessary to start on boot up. Also I'd like to close any default open ports that make a system more susceptible to intrusion. I'm wondering if there is a tutorial or video clip of some type, or any other useful tips. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.

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#2 Jacee

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

The best tutorials I have found for Windows7 are written by Brink at this link http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/257-windows-7-tutorial-index.html

Grinler has posted tutorials in this (BC's) forum up above

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

Hey Sutherlinca,
When you turn your computer on just go to the start menu and search "msconfig". The click startup. Then select everthing that is not necessary.. But be careful not to remove anything that is part of the system. Then if you want to uninstall the programs, go to control panel, programs and features, then remove things. Now about antivirus. They probably provided you with some junk like Norton or Mcafee. I would recommend something like AVG or avast! Antivirus, it is the best.
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