OT ish Slow Windows

Hi
New laptop is already starting to run slowly. Piggin Windows 8.
I used to have Norton 360 which had various function to do disc clean up, defrag etc.
Not sure if Norton 360 still has those functions? Don't like the price of it either.
Anyone recommend a download that will clean up & improve speed?
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On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:02:33 +0100

It's called changing to a Linux OS and ditching Windows for ever.
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On 29/07/15 23:18, Davey wrote:

That is the easier option than wading through the mysteries and band-aid fixes of windows "security" software.
But I guess the OP likes Windows. So what to download?
How long is a piece of string?
PC world have an instore check-up service. Given that it could be billable time that might be wasted, what they charge might be cheap.
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On 29/07/2015 23:31, Adrian Caspersz wrote:

I don't, it just comes with the machine. I have no idea what Linux is. Possibly a character from Peanuts?
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On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:41:34 +0100

Nah, Linus wasn't part of this.
Try: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
I have both Win7 and Ubuntu on my PC. In my opinion, and I am not a Linux "Windows is the spawn of the Devil" fanatic (I can direct you to some of those sites, but you need asbestos underwear), Linux is far superior to Windows, and a darn sight less liable to be hacked and scammed by unscrupulous folks. I only use the Win7 when I want to run the one programme that I can't get to run on Ubuntu otherwise I would delete it to get the extra space. If you happen to have a Humax PVR, you already have a Linux machine.
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On 29/07/2015 23:55, Davey wrote:

Thank you, but I didn't understand a word of that :-)
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On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:17 +0100

Oh well, I tried. It's not that difficult, surely?
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On 30/07/2015 00:48, Davey wrote:

It is for the average user, many of whom struggle with windows.
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On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:13:37 +0100 "Nightjar <cpb" <"insert my surname here>.me.uk"> wrote:

Including cleaning them, it seems.
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On 30/07/2015 00:48, Davey wrote:

And I thank you for trying.
It may not be that difficult if you know your subject but to the layman its gibberish :-)
As an ex working magician I could describe a trick as using an Elmsley Count, an Ascanio Spread and a Tenkai Palm. Another magician would immediately know what I was on about.
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On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:56:38 +0100

I can only refer you to the suggestion offered by The Natural Philosopher: "Insert DVD, follow instructions."
"Simples", as they say.
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On 30/07/2015 10:27, Davey wrote:

Assuming you had the faintest idea what Linux was and overcame the fear of some dreadful calamity occurring .
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On 30/07/15 10:32, David Lang wrote:

In the case of the OP, the Dreadful Calamity has already occurred.
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"The Natural Philosopher" wrote in message wrote:

Damn. He *is* the OP. 11/10 for that.
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On 7/30/2015 10:27 AM, Davey wrote:

Sounds like a simply way to lose all your documents, photos, and other information. Then find you are no longer connected to your email, newsgroups and don't recognise half your software.
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On 31/07/15 11:05, John Rumm wrote:

same for a reinstall of windows.
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On 7/31/2015 11:30 AM, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Which while not necessarily true, would be equally dumb advice.
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On 31/07/2015 11:30, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Not so. You can do a repair install and it will keep all the documents and stuff. you can also upgrade to a new version and it will keep the user stuff.
BTW windows won't automatically delete a linux install but linux will delete a windows install, without asking the last time I tried.
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On 31/07/15 21:18, dennis@home wrote:

Complete lie.
Windows will ALWAYS delete a Linux install but Linux never deletes a windows install without asking.
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On 31/07/2015 22:00, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Liar.
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