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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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Too Many Connected Devices

Every time a new piece of hardware is connected to a computer, something is installed. It may only be a very small driver file (necessary), or it may be an elaborate printing, sharing, and photo-editing program (perhaps not so necessary). In some instances, connecting a device causes a program to open and sync automatically, as is the case with an iPad, iPod, or iPhone, or any of hundreds of other devices such as MP3 players, smartphones, or PDAs. Devices can also charge while connected. All these things require system resources. I think it’s best to disconnect from the computer any devices that aren’t being used, such as cameras, cell phones, scanners, iPads and iPods, and similar hardware, and I will encourage everyone ...

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