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About one month ago I had my computer serviced in the form of having a larger hard drive installed. I advised the technician that when he completed this operation and did a re-install of Xp Professional to save nothing from the old, however I notice that he did not comply and possibly did a back up in error. Now I have a lot of old bits and pieces from earlier programs and applications which I have uninstalled months ago and am wondering if there is a program that can remove these unwanted pieces from the registry and harddrive.

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Try CCleaner Slim build

http://www.ccleaner....oad/builds.aspx

Run the cleaner then run the scan for issues, take the back up option whenever you run the issues scan

Run the scan until no issues show
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Attn. Keith: Boy you're right on top of things today. Anyway, I do have CCleaner v1.41.544 But not sure if its the slim build or not. I will try and google and attain slim build.

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You can google it if you prefer that to clicking the link in post 2 :whistling:

The slim build is the programme only, no toolbar
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Just ran issues scan on CCleaner Slim Build, but don't see backup options anywhere, or am i missing the point here.

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You should run the scan then click fix selected issues, then get a box asking it you want to make a back up, click yes, name the file, save it to an easy to find location

Tune Up is another option

Prefetch is clickable for more information

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Reboot

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run defragmenter

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Disable the anti virus programme then click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Check the anti virus programme is running

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

Click optimize and improve then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Is the tuneup utilities a good program for dummies like me that dont know much about fixing computers, Thank you. :whistling:
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