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CCleaner might be one of the best free apps ever (besides Linux?) ... I've been using it so long, at least 6-7 years, I couldn't live without it. It "can" make you a hero with friends/family/clients in a matter of seconds! smile.gif along w/a good defrag program. Sean, for your list, you may want to look into "Revo Uninstall" (free), in addition to a very aggressive uninstall program for troublesome apps, it has some neet tools like it's junk files cleaner (Kevin?) ... has nice options and saves me a ton of time smile.gif

Yea, I have recently been using it and I like Revo Uninstaller so far, helps a lot, you just need to make sure you know what reg files you get rid of. smile.gif

As for defrag...I never seen the need for anything other than the integrated Windows one, what do you say?

Any other stuff to add? biggrin.gif
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As for defrag...I never seen the need for anything other than the integrated Windows one, what do you say?

Since Win7 ... I tend to agree! In the past I used Auslogics/Iobit/ and settled on JK Defrag, but now i just use the native Win7 defrag tool and the overall consensous seems to be it's much much better than in the past, without being to "anal" I agree smile.gif Piraform (CCleaner) also has a nice defrag program "DeFraggler", the part I like is the "Quick DeFrag" drop down option that is quite fast and efficient if time "could/would" be a concern.

By the way, with your tips (and some minor bios tweaking), my "cold boot" time is down to 22 seconds (push start/power button --> usable desktop tongue.gif) on a 150GB Velociraptor HDD! ... I keep putting SSD's in other machines, and tell myself I gotta have one, and eventually I'll get that M4 ...but for now smile.gif
Thanks again

EDIT: You know what I lied on boot-up time it's closer to 28-30s, but still not bad smile.gif
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thanks for the maintenance section!
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Yea, I have recently been using it and I like Revo Uninstaller so far, helps a lot, you just need to make sure you know what reg files you get rid of. smile.gif
As for defrag...I never seen the need for anything other than the integrated Windows one, what do you say?
Any other stuff to add? biggrin.gif

Ok, sorry I didn't know about CCleaner until now, lol.

Anyway, is using CCleaner ONLY as a third-party cleaning software enough for everyday use?
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As for defrag...I never seen the need for anything other than the integrated Windows one, what do you say?

Since Win7 ... I tend to agree! In the past I used Auslogics/Iobit/ and settled on JK Defrag, but now i just use the native Win7 defrag tool and the overall consensous seems to be it's much much better than in the past, without being to "anal" I agree smile.gif Piraform (CCleaner) also has a nice defrag program, the part I like is the "Quick DeFrag" drop down option that is quite fast and efficient if time "could/would" be a concern.

By the way, with your tips (and some minor bios tweaking), my "cold boot" time is down to 22 seconds (push start/power button --> usable desktop tongue.gif) on a 150GB Velociraptor HDD! ... I keep putting SSD's in other machines, and tell myself I gotta have one, and eventually I'll get that M4 ...but for now smile.gif
Thanks again

Crazy speed! lol smile.gif
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thanks for the maintenance section!

No problem smile.gif
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@xandypx

Without the system reserved partition, the BCD gets stored in the primary partition right? Does the BCD consume 100MB of the primary partition then?
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Ok, sorry I didn't know about CCleaner until now, lol.
Anyway, is using CCleaner ONLY as a third-party cleaning software enough for everyday use?

I love CCleaner. Works great! With the disk cleanup and registry fix features, its wonderful. I've had stuff in the past like a Punkbuster update download that was unable to be deleted by windows and CCleaner was able to remove the folder with the custom files and folders feature in the cleanup.

I run it every other day. Easily cleans up 200-400MB of cache from chrome and other things.

I've got 27GB free on my 64GB SS830. One happy camper! Got everything I need on there...hmm now what!
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@xandypx

Without the system reserved partition, the BCD gets stored in the primary partition right? Does the BCD consume 100MB of the primary partition then?

Yes the BCD info ends up on the main system partition with windows.


...And not even close. The BCD info takes up very little space... usually in the neighborhood of 5-10 MB. When you have the system reserved partition, the space actually used in the 100MB partition is usually around 35MB, since onther folders necessary to boot windows (that are redundant to windows 7) are also copied there. Without the reserved partition, the files copied into the OS installation are used for the boot process.
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I love CCleaner. Works great! With the disk cleanup and registry fix features, its wonderful. I've had stuff in the past like a Punkbuster update download that was unable to be deleted by windows and CCleaner was able to remove the folder with the custom files and folders feature in the cleanup.
I run it every other day. Easily cleans up 200-400MB of cache from chrome and other things.
I've got 27GB free on my 64GB SS830. One happy camper! Got everything I need on there...hmm now what!

Thanks for the info! smile.gif
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Yes the BCD info ends up on the main system partition with windows.
...And not even close. The BCD info takes up very little space... usually in the neighborhood of 5-10 MB. When you have the system reserved partition, the space actually used in the 100MB partition is usually around 35MB, since onther folders necessary to boot windows (that are redundant to windows 7) are also copied there. Without the reserved partition, the files copied into the OS installation are used for the boot process.

Great, nice to know! As always, thanks smile.gif
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I've been out of the overclock.net loop for awhile frown.gif

But I'm still subbed to this thread! And I see people talking about CCleaner! CCleaner registry cleaner is great but another tool to check out that is also awesome is Auslogics Registry Cleaner, I've been using that for a long time. The only thing I do not have a check in is the bottom part (its unchecked by default) because it gets more in depth into registry cleaner than I'm comfortable with. But I would definitely check that tool out as well.
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