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    ASUS G74 unnecessary programs/processes at start-up

    Hello everyone, and good morning/afternoon/evening!

    I'd like to start out by saying that I've previously owned an ASUS (it was a G72, hence why I came back for more!). I currently own the G74 (best buy model) that I've had for about 3 months now. It's a beautiful piece of technology that runs just about everything at a fascinating pace, makes it look amazing while doing so, and the sound...well the speakers sound like they're facing the opposite direction, while simultaneously submerged in water, but that's okay!

    On to the real problem: Unnecessary programs/processes at start-up. I've looked at several other threads, but they all seem to point me in the same direction. Whether it's a site about certain unnecessary programs (which nearly 60% of said programs aren't located on my computer anyway) or a site that simply tells me to disable everything, it's not specifically what I'm looking for.

    Now perhaps I'm a little greedy, or lazy...or both, but I'm looking for a more detailed guide. What to enable, and disable, that won't mess with any of the following: integrity of the computer itself, my themes (I like my dark purple toolbar...), and my internet. I like having hotkeys and such, but they're not so very necessary. I don't know if I could disable the backlighting of my keyboard, but I don't really want to so let's keep that out too.

    The reason for doing this: My computer runs fairly cool, even in a boiling hot room (I live in New York, it's fairly chilly out so the windows are closed and the heat is on full blast), but I'd like it to run cooler, if at all possible. That, and I'm running anywhere from 95-108 processes at a time! My old computer ran 53, and that seemed to slow it down, so I was hoping I could at least turn off 20 or so (i'd even settle for 10...).

    Thank you in advance,
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    Hi

    You could look at this forum about BLOATWARE that you don't need (P4G and ATK hotkeys are important for your notebook to work as it should)

    Also you could download CCLEANER and run the register in that program then it would clean old register files that you don't need any more
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    You don't need Power4Gear. You can configure any of its power profiles in Windows.

    A clean Windows installation is the best way to reduce the number of processes and avoid any application remnants left in the registry. That will not necessarily make you run cooler, however.

    Since I had the available disk space, I chose to dedicate 60 GB to a clean Windows 7 installation while retaining the ASUS Bloatware OS instance in a dual Windows 7 boot configuration. This gives me the option to try the more recent beta drivers and have the redundancy to immediately boot into a working Win 7 instance if problems occur and I don't have time to troubleshoot.

    It proved worthwhile yesterday when my daughter asked me to send her some pictures and videos I've taken for a college project. The total amount of files exceeded 2GB, so I couldn't email it. I simply booted into the ASUS Bloatware OS and uploaded the files to ASUS WebStorage.

    You can also use partition imaging software to accomplish the same thing, but I doubt I would've reimaged just for that simple file transfer.
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    If you google BlackViper..you will also find the most extensive services tweak guides on the net..in my view..
    for all os's......best of luck.c.

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    Black Viper's links are in this post that used to be a sticky.
    Read the User's Manual for more info.



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    tor rderng

    just a question about power4gear you can supposedly limit the cpu processing power, is it just for show or is it actually more functional than the windows power control

    i only ask because although i like to game, i also like to be portable and value battery life for when im just working in dreamworks or web browsing

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    Power4Gear just configures the Windows Power Options. You have the same ability within Windows to limit the Maximum and Minimum CPU States in Advanced Power Settings. You can configure your own Power Profiles, just like P4G. The only difference is you switch them from Control Panel, rather than pushing the ROG button.

    Power Settings is a two-edged sword. What you give to extend battery life, you take away in gaming performance. For light browsing, you can certainly get some battery time increase without much sacrifice. That big LCD screen sucks up a lot of juice, so limiting brightness and shortening the inactivity time to turn off the display would probably be more effective than limiting CPU states, since you won't be pushing the processor anyways.

    Keep the Brody Stability Principle in mind when setting up your laptop. That is - the stability of a given system is inversely proportional to the number of ASUS applications installed.
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    Do a clean install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    Keep the Brody Stability Principle in mind when setting up your laptop. That is - the stability of a given system is inversely proportional to the number of ASUS applications installed.
    LOL!! I love it! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrakele View Post
    Keep the Brody Stability Principle in mind when setting up your laptop. That is - the stability of a given system is inversely proportional to the number of ASUS applications installed.
    funny but trrue!!!
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