What I would suggest is Uninstalling All Programs
you don't need or don't want anymore through Add/Remove Programs
Do this by going to Start
and then to Control Panel
Click Add/Remove Programs
Carefully choose the program(s) you don't need
Click on each Program
then click Change/Remove
and Follow the Uninstall Instructions
You may be prompted to Restart
Restart once you have all the programs you don't need uninstalled.Be careful not to remove anything needed by your computer, some of which you may be unfamiliar with the name,
The next issue you need to be aware of is to Backup
your Data Files.
For this I would suggest using a External Hard Drive Enclosure.
This will allow you to keep your Important Data
safe and Separated
from the main system in case of problems.
The cost for this kind of Backup System
has come down a lot. I would suggest a 500 Gig
capacity for your needs.
Since you will only be Backing Up Data Files Only
this should be sufficient to do that for you. Follow the next two links to see examples of the price you will be looking at.
I suggest going to Microsofts Backup Tutorial
[/b] and follow the steps to do a Backup
to a External Drive
and also it will guide you on how to do a Scheduled Backup
even at night.
Another way you can do a Backup
is by using DVD’s.
This method is just as effective and can be done using the same steps as above.
Please let me know if I can answer any further questions you may have as I am always happy to assist.
Also backing up and [b]music, movies, videos and data that is not needed on the system to cd's or dvd's will also help open the free space on your system.