New Laptop Performance Boost

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I just bought a new laptop, or technically an 'ultrabook' according to HP, last week. I did the obvious removal of all the crap software that comes pre-installed on most new PCs and also adjusted the startup programs and services in MSCONFIG. I will probably end up running a defrag just to condense everything also.

Anyone have anything else that can increase the performance of this thing? It's gotten much better after turning off a lot of the unused services but I want to make this thing run as smooth as my desktop.

It's an HP Envy 6t.


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Specs? That model can be customized.

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• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2467M Processor (1.6 GHz) + Intel HD Graphics 3000
• 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
• 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
• 32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

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I'll definitely look into that. Any software that might help with power regulation to certain parts of the computer to make it run better?
Yep... only thing I would suggest is upping the memory to the max... as like everything memory is basically a commodity and if you try to upgrade it in say a couple of years the price more then likely will go up.


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Process Explorer - know what is running
Autoruns - like msconfig
Process Monitor - see what everything is doing in-depth
Quickrestore maker - so you can go back if you fuck up your laptop

Recuva - in the case you accidentally delete something, you already have a program to recover files
7-zip - open packages
file shredder - permanently delete files
Glary Utilities

VLC Player - plays most formats of videos
SpaceMonger v1.4.0 - view graphically what files and directories are taking up the most space

Input Director - control other wifi PCs that you own.

Windows ReadyBoost a thumb drive - like a SSD, might not be needed

Quick-restore THEN update drivers if applicable(make sure you search for issues first!) - sometimes manufacturers don't have the latest graphics drivers

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Well I guess I'll have to do it then. I've never done aftermarket customization on a laptop, only desktops. Can't be too hard, right?
You should just Google Make my PC faster! and download everything that pops up in the top 10. That should fix you right up!