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Old 08-09-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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This is my first post!!! I just received my Asus Notebook U41JF series it came with Windows 7 64 bit. I am trying to trim the fat so to speak. I know the manufacturers install a bunch of junk on here that i probably don't need and I was wondering if anyone could help me clean it up a bit.

What can I uninstall? What should I keep? Any programs that I should download that are better than what Asus put on here?

I already downloaded my anti-virus and malware other than that its really a clean slate. I would love some suggestions. Im not really new to computers, but I really want to do it right this time around and get the most out of my new machine.

Thanks in Advance.

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Asus does change thigns up a bit between models so it's really hard to say "cut x, y and z"

Typically they have a power management and security suite that are relativity useless. However, you usually need their suite to use facial recognition and fingerprint log ins.

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Old 08-11-2011, 12:08 AM   #3
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The best way to really clean the machine is up is to simply police your startup items/services.

Typically, the bloatware that comes with a manufactured computer is by no means harmful just by being installed. It can, and usually does, hog a lot of system resources as they initialize the software at Startup. If you're familiar with how to rectify this, then I would simply disable all startup programs and certain services depending on what you use. If you want to completely remove the programs, then look through the Add/Remove Programs list and post any questionable software packages and we can be of more assistance in suggesting what you should/shouldn't remove.
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