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  1. #31


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Here are my results.

    Before Disabling Maintenance Functions
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    After Disabling Maintenance Functions
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  2. #32


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    See 11-12MB then 8MB use after disable for Norton. Only 11-12% the most for memory use, could be browser is open or something else, pretty good see. Look at performance, Details tab, all processes running and then can always disable the startup items in the Startup tab, all matters if need it running or not, mostly can be done within the software itself rather then doing it here unless there is no way to. Forget amount of RAM you had, but you seem fine. Always matters what is processing at time of capture too.
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  3. #33


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    These are my running processes.
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    Is there something here that can be stopped or disabled?

    Here's my Startup.
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  4. #34


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Microsoft ones should not be disabled, those are Microsoft ones you are showing, usually towards bottom of the list. Take a look at startup tab, for items start when PC does, Details tab will show you all that is running now. Don't concern yourself too much, not like PC running slow and have 16GB RAM, plenty.

    Want good free program to look startup items over and think i suggested it CCleaner - Download
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  5. #35


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Microsoft ones should not be disabled, those are Microsoft ones you are showing, usually towards bottom of the list. Take a look at startup tab, for items start when PC does, Details tab will show you all that is running now. Don't concern yourself too much, not like PC running slow and have 16GB RAM, plenty.

    Want good free program to look startup items over and think i suggested it CCleaner - Download
    Yes I use Ccleaner. Here is my Startup as shown by Ccleaner.
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Microsoft ones should not be disabled, those are Microsoft ones you are showing, usually towards bottom of the list. Take a look at startup tab, for items start when PC does, Details tab will show you all that is running now. Don't concern yourself too much, not like PC running slow and have 16GB RAM, plenty.

    Want good free program to look startup items over and think i suggested it CCleaner - Download
    Yes I use Ccleaner. Here is my Startup as shown by Ccleaner.
    Click image for larger version
    I think you are good, just do your regular maintenance. Clean history, cache, windows temp, trim SSD and defrag HDD drives once or twice a month, update drivers on hardware and system and full system scan for malware and viruses once a week.
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  7. #37


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Microsoft ones should not be disabled, those are Microsoft ones you are showing, usually towards bottom of the list. Take a look at startup tab, for items start when PC does, Details tab will show you all that is running now. Don't concern yourself too much, not like PC running slow and have 16GB RAM, plenty.

    Want good free program to look startup items over and think i suggested it CCleaner - Download
    Yes I use Ccleaner. Here is my Startup as shown by Ccleaner.
    Click image for larger version
    I think you are good, just do your regular maintenance. Clean history, cache, windows temp, trim SSD and defrag HDD drives once or twice a month, update drivers on hardware and system and full system scan for malware and viruses once a week.
    Yeah, what you mentioned has been pretty much my standard practice, as far a regular maintenance goes. I'm kind of OCD when it comes to keeping my machine clean.
    I think I've been lucky to never have any major issues with any of the operating systems I've ever used. I also try to steer clear of missing with the registry. I don't like to apply any kind of reg hacks, if I can live without it, I don't see the point of hacking the registry.
    I also only use Ccleaner's registry cleaner after uninstalling, so I'll know what to expect.
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  8. #38


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Once a month open case up and used canned air, get that dust and dirt out of there as they can damage hardware. Sometimes have to remove certain hardware to do a good job. I have had issues over time, but used computers for many years, to me it always was a learning process on each as time went on. Try Revo Uninstaller it's one of the best, then you can use Ccleaner to clean up rest, but always use Ccleaners reg. backup and make restore points.
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  9. #39


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Once a month open case up and used canned air, get that dust and dirt out of there as they can damage hardware. Sometimes have to remove certain hardware to do a good job. I have had issues over time, but used computers for many years, to me it always was a learning process on each as time went on. Try Revo Uninstaller it's one of the best, then you can use Ccleaner to clean up rest, but always use Ccleaners reg. backup and make restore points.
    I agree with you about the dust issue.
    I purchased a Metro Vacuum ED500 for about $60 on Amazon and it's paid for itself many time over already. I highly recommend this product, it's well worth the $60. I use it to clean my machine every 2 or 3 months.
    I use to buy those cans of air and it can get really expensive over time. I also need to remove certain hardware for my case in order to thoroughly clean all the dust out. It seems that here is AZ, the dust accumulates much quicker then it did back east.
    I even take the cover off my power supply once a year and blow that out too.
    I've used Revo before and it's a great piece of software.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #40


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Once a month open case up and used canned air, get that dust and dirt out of there as they can damage hardware. Sometimes have to remove certain hardware to do a good job. I have had issues over time, but used computers for many years, to me it always was a learning process on each as time went on. Try Revo Uninstaller it's one of the best, then you can use Ccleaner to clean up rest, but always use Ccleaners reg. backup and make restore points.
    I agree with you about the dust issue.
    I purchased a Metro Vacuum ED500 for about $60 on Amazon and it's paid for itself many time over already. I highly recommend this product, it's well worth the $60. I use it to clean my machine every 2 or 3 months.
    I use to buy those cans of air and it can get really expensive over time. I also need to remove certain hardware for my case in order to thoroughly clean all the dust out. It seems that here is AZ, the dust accumulates much quicker then it did back east.
    I even take the cover off my power supply once a year and blow that out too.
    I've used Revo before and it a great piece of software.
    Nice little tool, first time seeing that kind of device. Thinking about costs for each can of compressed air i bought over time would surpass cost of one device like this. Make sure use wood stick to hold fan blades as you blow air on them, not to damage the fan. If have wooden floors in room your best, but rugs where issue is more with dust and if have pets. Very dry climate there too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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