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jw010x8941

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Hi could anyone tell me how to clean my pc i have a lot of crap on it and i don't know what i can delete or can't delete like in my computer,i have a few programs that cleanup for me but doesn't get rid of a lot of it?
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well you dont want to remove any updates or any microsoft products

if there are any programs that you installed

and if your not using it remove it or them then you go to program files and look for the folder that may have been associated with program you removed and delete that folder as well


run a cleaner when your done and restart

even look at documents delete any thing you dont need

the same goes for pictures and musics

then create a restore point
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Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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I suggest that you do not clear the prefetch file. Microsoft offers 3 valid reasons for doing so:
http://support.micro...l...s&cat=False
Others point out that XP will need to rebuild the file which will slow your computer untill prefetch is restored. XP limits the prefetch to 128 entries, deleting the oldest as new are added. For more information: http://mywebpages.co...CD/XPMyths.html
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if you delete the prefetch, within three boots it will be restored as new, so there is no damage in doing so, whereas if there is an orphaned entry not deleting the prefetch will just leave it there, I am in total agreement that performance is not enhanced by deleting the prefetch but I have understood that the goal of the poster is to delete unwanted stuff to which this is exactly what he means

http://www.kickenhar...hlight=prefetch
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