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Old 01-14-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Recently got a "new" laptop from a relative and need to clean it before it's usable. It's running on windows vista with 1 GB of ram and have no idea what is safe get rid of.

Can anyone help me clear up some unnessesary processes and maybe files later? HiJackThis log attached.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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Sure. What processes do you have. most of the unnecessarily once is from useless programs.
Give "uninstall and change programs" in the control panel a look.

Another thing you can do is to reinstall windows it. If i got a used laptop, the first thing i would do with it is a reinstall.
You might be lucky enough for the repair mode to have a reset to factory option. That's properly the easiest way to do it. Specially if you don't have a Windows Vista disk
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Is Vista still supported by MS for updates? If so format and install Windows. It's the cleanest way possible.

You really need more memory, two gigs will do a lot better than one.
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Is Vista still supported by MS for updates? If so format and install Windows. It's the cleanest way possible.

You really need more memory, two gigs will do a lot better than one.
Yeah it, Microsoft ended its mainstream support in April 2012 and extended support doesn't end until April 2017 Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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I was going to suggest software that I use to remove common crapware installed with Computers out of factory, but you guys are right. A clean install is always the best way to go.

@I Play WOW, Please remember to backup your drivers, or take note of where to download them before doing this.
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