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Default Improving performance on the DUO - 02-07-2011, 10:36 PM

I am trying to improve the performance on my new DUO, not that I am unhappy with it but because i want to optimise it as much as possible. Do you have any ideas like which software that comes with it can be removed? bloatware as some call it
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Default 02-08-2011, 09:44 AM

I wish I had the foresight to have made a list of all the stuff I removed.
It was at least a dozen items, if not more.

As soon as I'm confident that I have all the essential system utility installs I'm going to completely re-install everything from scratch.

I mentioned this in another thread but I'll repeat it.
I contacted Del and politely asked them for physical media for my Duo and they have sent out 5 discs including OS and drivers.

If you cannot, or do not wish to, I would make a backup of the updated system as-is and then experiment with removing stuff with your backup as a safety net.


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Default 02-08-2011, 09:04 PM

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I wish I had the foresight to have made a list of all the stuff I removed.
It was at least a dozen items, if not more.

As soon as I'm confident that I have all the essential system utility installs I'm going to completely re-install everything from scratch.

I mentioned this in another thread but I'll repeat it.
I contacted Del and politely asked them for physical media for my Duo and they have sent out 5 discs including OS and drivers.

If you cannot, or do not wish to, I would make a backup of the updated system as-is and then experiment with removing stuff with your backup as a safety net.
Who do you call to get the physical media and what is the cost?

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Default 02-09-2011, 12:12 AM

All I did was chat with Dell tech support via the Dell website.
When I told the rep politely that I would like the physical media he gave me a link to a page where one can put in the request.

I entered my information and service tag and they responded about 24 hours later.
They did say it might take up to 5 days depending on availability, but my discs were here when I got home from work today.


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Default 02-09-2011, 02:26 AM

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All I did was chat with Dell tech support via the Dell website.
When I told the rep politely that I would like the physical media he gave me a link to a page where one can put in the request.

I entered my information and service tag and they responded about 24 hours later.
They did say it might take up to 5 days depending on availability, but my discs were here when I got home from work today.
Do you have the link?
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Default 02-09-2011, 09:42 AM

Sadly I do not; However, you can always chat Dell up like I did.
It was worth it.

I should probably mention that I'm also a long time customer.
I don't honestly know if that makes a difference or not.

They sent a strange collection of install discs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Dell Stage Applications and Cyberlink YouPaint
Dell Webcam Central
Cyberlink Power DVD DX8.2 (dated March 2009)
a second Power DVD DX 8.2 (dated September 2009)
Roxio Creator Premier Blu-ray 10.2

I would say that the 64 Bit Windows is a real bonus, however the addition of the Roxio and Power DVD software, while welcome, is a mite puzzling.
Also a glaring omission is the drivers disc, although that's really not an issue since I've already downloaded them from Dell Support Online.

I can't guarantee you'll get the same results, but considering my efforts consisted of a 5 minute chat and filling out a form online I'd say make the effort by all means.

My re-install is slated for this weekend.


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Default 02-10-2011, 12:53 PM

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All I did was chat with Dell tech support via the Dell website.
When I told the rep politely that I would like the physical media he gave me a link to a page where one can put in the request.

I entered my information and service tag and they responded about 24 hours later.
They did say it might take up to 5 days depending on availability, but my discs were here when I got home from work today.

Nice result! Particulatly the 64bit version of windows. Unless you come back confirming that it is particularly slow, I will probably follow your lead on this.

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Default 02-10-2011, 05:34 PM

I don't think I'm going to install the 64-but version on this machine, but it's good to know I at least have the install if I want to try.

As it is I think I'm going to try a copy of Professional 32-bit first and see how that goes.


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Default 02-10-2011, 08:43 PM

Today I did a complete reinstall onto SSD - but first I ran Double Driver which did a full backup of the drivers already installed. I had a USB stick ready to go with W7 and the backup folder DD made so once the install was done I had nothing else to do but work through Device Manager installing drivers. Was easy peasy! And everything feels much smoother thanks to the fresh install and SSD.
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Post intall tidbit... - 02-11-2011, 12:57 AM

I just ran across this useful-looking driver install order list:
Dell - Windows driver install order for desktops and laptops


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