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Old 26th December 2006, 12:27   #1
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Does it really pay to buy a utility program like norton system works or somthing? Or would it be better to just buy individual programs like registry mechanic and diskkeeper to keep my computer optimized? If it pays to buy a bundle pack like the system works, i know there is many different kinds, what one do you recommend, which have u have the best performance with.
 
Old 26th December 2006, 12:52   #2
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I wouldn't spend money on these kind of programs. The performance boost you get is so small that it just isn't worth buying it. Plus, there are many free tools that can optimize the performance of your computer.

This is what I use (not much btw)
CCleaner: cleans hdd and looks for registry errors
Adaware, S&D: removes crapware
Diskeeper Lite (old, not time limited trial version): hdd defragmentation
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Services tweaking: http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
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registry tweaks on the net
 
Old 26th December 2006, 12:58   #3
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Can't go without this one http://tweakhound.com/xp/xptweaks/supertweaks1.htm
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