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Help updating new laptop.

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hello again Professor,

    I can't believe all that is installed on your laptop and much of it you have installed yourself. With that said, I can certainly see why your rig is not running at optimum. However, because there are so many, and many of the installations are by your choice, I think you would be best served if you try to figure out what you don't need on your own. However, if you have any specific questions about any specific program, I would be happy to give you a response to your specific question. Good luck.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64-bit


    HAHAHA, it really is bizarre. Here is a list of stuff that im unsure if it is needed;

    Apple Application/Mobile Device - I use Itunes with Ipod touch so not sure if mobile device counts
    Java Update 25 - (Should i just remove the 32 bit version ?)
    Lenovo EasyCam and Mutesyn. Not sure if either of these are needed. I would imagine the camera would work with out them.
    Lenovo OneKey Recovery - There is a button next to my power button to start a restore, but not sure if this program is required for it.
    The massive list of Microsoft Visual C++ (Not sure where all that came from)
    The Realtek and Atheros Items - I would of thought these are necessary for WiFi and Ethernet cable adapters.
    Sugarsync manager - unsure of this.

    Thank for the help so far as well.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Just curious, is someone else installing all these extra programs? Are you the gamer or is it someone else? None of the above programs would contribute to your issue with the exception of maybe Sugarsync (and I'm not even sure what that is). You have a ton of overlapping security software installed and gaming applications that I am not familiar with (because I am not a gamer). I really don't know where to suggest you go from here but I hope I was able to help you identify some issues that need to be addressed. Good luck.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64-bit


    I have installed the games myself. I think sugarsync is some online backup service with lenovo.

    I shall keep chipping at the list of programs, Thanks again for the help .
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Badge View Post
    I have installed the games myself. I think sugarsync is some online backup service with lenovo.

    I shall keep chipping at the list of programs, Thanks again for the help .
    Now you're talking! Good luck and you are welcome.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Last few questions though (Off topic to save a new thread). How do i get rid of the Keyboard language choice on the taskbar and how do I add the start menu on the task bar as present in the screenshots you provided earlier. Thanks again :P

    I shall leave the thread open for now aswell should anyone else have something to add.
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  7. #17


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    hello badge, after noticing the installed programs. i recommend you to uninstall the adobe flash player as it isn't needed in windows 8. because browsers these days are coming with built-in flash player & also do a windows update followed by a lenovo update. it is also recommended to disable startup programs. for that open task manager,move to startup coloumn then choose all the idiotic programs & disacle em'. this will improve your startup & restart timings. i personally recommend razer game booster to improve your gaming experience. here is the link.
    Razer Game Booster

    & for your drivers..? it is always recommended to get the OEM drivers than of the generic drivers given by your hardware companies. so here is the link for lenovo site & drivers for windows 8.

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?
    hope this helps you thoroughly.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Ah cool thanks Salim,

    For the start-up programs, I'm unsure of what is needed again, could you possibly check the list below and suggest any programs that I can turn off please. Concerning the driver updates, I apologise but I'm completely useless on this as I'm not sure what to update.

    Thanks again for any help.

    Click image for larger version
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  9. #19


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Badge View Post
    Ah cool thanks Salim,

    For the start-up programs, I'm unsure of what is needed again, could you possibly check the list below and suggest any programs that I can turn off please. Concerning the driver updates, I apologise but I'm completely useless on this as I'm not sure what to update.

    Thanks again for any help.

    Click image for larger version
    many people(like me ) disable everything except antivirus to avoid startup infections caused by usb or anything else. n' if you are regular system tray user... pin the tray icons either to your startscreen or to desktop.
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