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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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afternoon lads.ive just bought a laptop from my nephew,but its clogged with loads of crap think hes been watching porn on it.my son will be using this laptop aswell so i want all that crap removing.ive done the defragment but its still running pretty slow.i noticed there was loads of contagious files.how do you get rid of the crap,can anyone recommend a good pc cleaner or something to get shot of the crap.thanks folks,rob
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I wouldn't bother removing the porn, porn will only end up going back on there anyway
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I wouldn't bother removing the porn, porn will only end up going back on there anyway
hahaha no mate my son uses this laptop aswell and my gf.just wanting to get rid of all the unused crap.
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Reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows.

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You might not want to reformat the drive. If you have recovery discs, they'll search for the windows install files, which will be gone if you reformat. Plus, if it's in IBM format already, a reformat in the same format is pointless.
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If it s a new laptop, there usually is a secret partition which has all the software you need to reformat and restore back to factory settings.

If its a new laptop it will have this....
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If it s a new laptop, there usually is a secret partition which has all the software you need to reformat and restore back to factory settings.

If its a new laptop it will have this....
no its a oldish laptop.think reinstall windows is probs my best bet.ill ask the next door neighbour.
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To do it right, you really should do a fresh install of Windows, as instructed in your user manual - it's different from brand to brand how they want you to do it. If you do a full reformat and install, you'd better make sure you have all the drivers for your laptop and the specific peripherals, or you may be sitting there wondering why your touchpad or speakers no longer work!

If you're shy at that, the go into the Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs and uninstall programs that you don't use (be careful NOT to uninstall system required programs!). Unburdening the system of programs you'll never use will go a lot further than defrag, which rarely makes a noticeable difference in how "fast" the machine runs. Then install an antivirus program like AVG FREE and make sure you don't have other nasty problems slowing your computer down.

Might also try hitting CTRL>ALT>DELETE and then looking at the processes tab. If you're not running any programs, about the only thing you should see with numbers in the "CPU" column is "System Idle Process." If you see other stuff running, check that program and make sure it's supposed to be running and not something bad that's draining your system's resources.

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wipe it clean w/ a reinstall. you might be able to do that without any discs.. use F1 or google how to get to the sytem boot menu and see if the pc has a system reinstall partition... glen
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wipe it clean w/ a reinstall. you might be able to do that without any discs.. use F1 or google how to get to the sytem boot menu and see if the pc has a system reinstall partition... glen
ok glen cheers.thanks lads for the advice.rob
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