TweakHound - Tweaking Windows 7
Clean, Defrag, & Optimize
First download and install
Configure it - Poke around and choose your options (I
enable: Run CCleaner when the computer starts).
Here are my recommendations:
Now Run it.
Extract the folder to your root drive (usually C) as in
C:\Autoruns. We will work with this in a minute.
Get everything you possibly can out of the Notification Area
(by the time in the lower right hand of the screen) The best
way to do this is in the applications options. If that
fails, use Autoruns. Navigate to and open the Autoruns
folder, double-click autoruns.exe
. Click on
tab, Uncheck anything you do not
want to start with Windows 7. The fewer things the better.
If you don't know what it is, leave it alone. Advanced users
may want to go to the SERVICES tab and make modifications
Open Internet Explorer
> Go to
> Delete Browsing History
> Pick the stuff
you want to clean > when finished, close Internet Explorer.
- If you use Firefox (and you should).
Open Firefox > in the top menu go to Tools
> Clear Recent History
> pick your options
> click the Clear Now
button > Close
Delete All But The Most Recent Restore Point
Type disk cleanup
in the Start
Menu search box and click on disk cleanup from that menu.
(Start Orb > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
Click on the More Options
tab > then in the
System Restore and Shadow Copies section click the
in the resulting screen click the Delete
Advanced Disk Cleanup
-Press the Windows
-Select the options you desire. Click OK and close out the
-Press the Windows
(note - there is a space between the r and the /)
* You can use this command at any time for regular disk
cleanups. I use the number 50 because it is easy to
remember, you can use any number you want.
Start up in Safe Mode (press F8 while booting and choose
Run CCleaner and Advanced Disk Cleanup (just the sagerun
Press the Windows
> type dfrgui.exe
(Start Orb >
All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk
While you are here you may want to reconfigure or disable
Automatic Defrag. When finished shut down and restart.
If you use a 3rd party defragmenter, use that instead of
I use PerfectDisk
If you do not use a 3rd party defragmenter download
PageDefrag and run it.
If you use a drive imaging program, make an image now.
After 4-7 days of use repeat this section. Then make an
image. This will give you a perfect image with prefetching