Well, do ya?
Yes, but only a few things.
Yes, I run at least 8 programs a week to maintain!
I'm a system maintenance fanatic!
No, I hate cleaning.
Never! I never clean this...software!
I pay someone else to do it! :sad:
I get a relative, friend, or partner to do it for me.
I only format windows every year.
No, but I want to learn how.
I use a macintosh.
I'm use a public computer.
Nah, too lazy...just reinstall windows once in a while
Biostar XE T5
i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
Intel X25-M in RAID 0
WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]
I like the System tweaks and cache cleaner/ regcleaner type programs the best . Anything that makes it easy ,theres no excuse not to perform maintenance on your computer.
try to keep 2gig free hard drive space
defrag if loading times and stuff piss me off
spybot search and destroy every so often
Just run a spyware proggy every month or so when i remember, and have diskeeper defragmenting at night at 3am while i'm asleep.
I'm the only one that uses my comp nowadays, so i don't really need to worry about spyware and viruses all that much. (still check for 'em, but not worried about it ).
Last edited by tesco; 03-16-2006 at 09:13 PM.
Originally Posted by Damnatory
Yep one of my fav.'s like Crapcleaner , Diskeeper or JV16 Power Tools . But some of the best Maint. programs are free too . Its nice to know how to do it manually but who has the time and you miss so many crap files .
Someone who says they they don't do maintenance must not update their Antivirus or spyware programs either .
Speaking of Antivirus, I've seen atleast 4 computers now running a copy of Norton Antivirus with an outdated licence (OLD definitions!).Originally Posted by peat moss
Each one of those people told me their Anti-virus protects them! What a mess!!!
I put NOD32 (10000000+ days license patch lol) on two of them...uninstalling the dead copy of Norton. The user obviously had some trial crap going on there.
Last edited by Wolfmight; 03-17-2006 at 03:51 PM.
maybe every fortnight i run jv16 and tuneup utilities and if i remember, maybe once a month on adaware and spybot and ccleaner. And when i empty my pc out a little after weeks/months of downloading do i run perfectdisk. I'm not really lazy but i'm not obsessed with maintenance. But i do feel good after doing some maintenance...dunno why lol.
I don't usually use antispyware programs to catch spyware and such. Instead, I regularly check processes, startup list, and alll the various folders where spyware likes to hide. anything that doesn't belong gets removed. every once in a while I run an anti spyware program to make sure that I am not missing anything. If I run into any problem that will take over half an hour to fix, my partions and such are set up so that I can start my unattended Windows install and reinstall.