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Old 09-09-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The very first thing in your list: Optimizer Crash Pro Monitor....by Microsoft? Is NOT by Microsoft. That's Malware.
The Quality Video one is also NOT Microsoft.

You need to refresh, man. Is it that big a deal to do? Do you have stuff you can't replace?
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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The very first thing in your list: Optimizer Crash Pro Monitor....by Microsoft? Is NOT by Microsoft. That's Malware.
The Quality Video one is also NOT Microsoft.

You need to refresh, man. Is it that big a deal to do? Do you have stuff you can't replace?
Thanks! I will take those out! I don't have many software actually, but there are ThinkVantage software installed by Lenovo that will be removed if I do a reinstall, and I'm out of warranty, so won't be able to get them back. The ThinkVantage I think includes important stuffs.

p.s. Since the list is so long, maybe someone could just tell me which few you believe are essential. I'm afraid some of them, if removed, will cause problem when I start the machine and so can't go anywhere. I'm thinking anything called "...helper" is unnecessary?

The other question is: is it normal to have so many services? Do your machines' msconfig have such a long list under "services"?

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Old 09-09-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Improve performance by disabling Windows 7-services

I'd wipe the drive and reinstall as suggested.
Not sure why you think you can't get ThinkVantage ... you can download it from the Lenovo support website.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Tinkering with Windows services can be tricky unless you know services well, and your operating environment.

Before you do a fresh install, you should make sure you have your relevant product keys, especially Windows. On notebooks, it is usually on the bottom, where the numbers get worn off if they're anything like mine. Belarc advisor is a good tool to collect them - it is free, fast, and printable.

Your machine may have come with a restore partition, too. Accessing the partition varies. Someone here may be ale to help, or google.
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Old 09-09-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Improve performance by disabling Windows 7-services

I'd wipe the drive and reinstall as suggested.
Not sure why you think you can't get ThinkVantage ... you can download it from the Lenovo support website.
Thanks for the link, looks very useful!

Will try reinstall if all else fail...
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I built an I7-3770K system in early 2013 with a stock cooler. Thing was overclocked from 3.5 > 4 GHz and runs at 4.53 GHz with the boost feature in Windows. Processor speed is not a bottleneck for normal use.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'd wipe the drive and reinstall as suggested.
Not sure why you think you can't get ThinkVantage ... you can download it from the Lenovo support website.
Agree. They don't cut off your software download access because your hardware warranty is dead.
What's the make and model? Do you have any disks that came with it?
It's not even your "main" computer anymore since you replaced it.
Just. Do. It.
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