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#1 of 8 Robert_eb

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Posted August 14 2007 - 02:14 PM

I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop (A135-S4827). I was told that to speed it up I need to get rid of the advertising that is built into it. How do I do that?

#2 of 8 Tekara

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Posted August 14 2007 - 02:59 PM

Here's a good start:

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
http://www.ccleaner.com/
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
http://www.safer-networking.org/

Download and run the free versions of the programs offered at those sites. It will allow you to remove unwanted programs and clean up the various parts of your computer which should give you a boost in performance.

Good luck!
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#3 of 8 Stacey

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Posted August 14 2007 - 04:37 PM

Also check the Add/Remove Programs (Start > Settings > Control Panel) ,sometimes the advertising stuff is a program that can be uninstalled.
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#4 of 8 Scooter

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Posted August 15 2007 - 01:20 AM

I just got the VERY same laptop for my birthday!!! NICE machine...

I did the de-crapifier and now will run the others. Hoping to find an XP disc set for sale so I can unload vista.

#5 of 8 Robert_eb

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Posted August 15 2007 - 04:51 AM

Whats wrong with vista?

#6 of 8 Scooter

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Posted August 15 2007 - 05:25 AM

I find it clumsy actually and makes changes to things that were fine as they were in XP. I especially hate windows mail in the OS.

#7 of 8 Kamokazi

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Posted August 15 2007 - 09:12 AM

Windows mail does suck, grab Outlook or a third party program. However, I generally like Vista, it does take some time to get used to. I'd force yourself to use it for a month or so, and try to look for the GOOD points, don't focus on what you dislike, or you will still dislike it at the end of the month.

With that said, there are still several compatibility issues. If you game a lot, going to XP may be a good idea because of performance issues(but since it's a laptop, probably wouldn't make much difference anyway).

Avoid 64-bit Vista though, has even MORE compatibility issues and also stability issues. I am assuming stability is driver related, but just avoid it for now.

There is plenty of customization if you poke around, so the changes that you think are inferior to XP may be reversable. If anything in particular annoys you, just mention it and I'll let you know if there is a workaround.

#8 of 8 Scooter

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Posted August 15 2007 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for responding, and my apologies if my comments hijacked the thread.

My son, Morgan, asked me to try it for a while..so I will. As for Outlook Express...I tried moving it from my Vaio, but vista stops that. Where can I get outlook?