In game one evening, I locked , crashed and could not even recover thru SAFE mode....had to just go ahead, finally, and install XP Pro ( I had sitting around long time undecided).
Since then, ADD/Remove notes none of my old programs, and I can, or have only used a few from the Explorer to install/run........and only have constant use of Foxfire for internet, and the game I play regularly.
However, I note that my Old 20 Gig harddrive still only has 5 Gigs left of available space, so am presuming they harddrive still is holding all my old programs, etc.; my problem is I can't /remove them thru the Add/Remove, and can't find any of their Uninstallers to remove them.
When I use Advanced System Optimizer, they show numerous duplicate files, etc. - I don't know which to delete, I can't find dates old vs new, and can't just presume to dump stuff without worry of losing the newer things that may interact with some older things.
Another question: Since I have no uninstallers found, and can't use the ADD/Remove, should I presume to just delete the old folders I know logger use, or put them in recycle bin a while then delete them?.........then do a registry clean to remove any left over entries?
Another question: since my system is old, and Adaptec Direct CD etc doesn't work with XP, should I just use the XP burner programs for my cdrw etc?
I know its alot of questions, and newb-types at that, but I am a computer-newb at heart, though willing to explore the computer workings and all.
I dread reformatting and rebooting and starting from scratch, is why I ask all the above, and prolly more to come with my exploring.
BTW, I just found your site, and have spent a few hours reading many threads, and thank you for this.