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johnb69

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Hi Guys,

 

Any thoughts on what you think would be my best bet?

 

Thanks

John


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As per the reply #72 of iammykyl;

 

Thanks for the help Phillpower2, will wait for John to post back.

 

Some thoughts.

Providing the existing XP install is behaving itself, there would be no need to do a factory restore.

Propose, uninstalling any older programs, perhaps a junk remover, Perform a cleanup, then defrag.

Once done, clean the SSD, then attempt another cloning.


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I would do the clean up of the existing installation, this as you do not have a installation disc, so would be dependent on the recovery partition which may not be intact.

So we can see what programs are installed, download and run Revo uninstaller.  It will open showing installed programm list, please take a screenshot, if the list is to long to see at once, scroll up and take a second shot. 

 

Download free ver. > http://www.revounins...ad_compare.html


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Attached File  Revo screenshot 1.bmp   2.25MB   13 downloads

 

Attached File  Revo screenshot2.bmp   2.25MB   9 downloads

 

 

Hi guys,

 

I have attached the screenshots. Hopefully you can see them OK

 

Thanks

John


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My mistake with instructions.   Please do the following.

Run Revo Uninstaller.

Go full screen.

On the top bar, > click the Views Tab, > select Details.

Take and upload screenshots using the following method.

 

To capture and post a screenshot; Instruction are for anyone who is unsure of the steps.. 

 

With the image you want displayed on the screen.
> Hold down the ALT key and Press the PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side of the keyboard.   (nothing appears to happen, but the image is copied to the Clipboard.)

> Click on start...all programs...accessories, > click paint.

In the window that opens, >  left click in the white area, then > Hold down CTRL and press V. 

On the top menu, > click File > click Save as, Be sure to save as jpeg,...otherwise it may be to big to upload,

save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing. 

 

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Let's see how much disk space is being used.

Click Start, > click Run, > in the run box type diskmgmt.msc > Click OK.

In the windows that opens, > right click the C Drive, > click Properties,   Please take and upload a screenshot.  


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Hi,

 

Done that. Attached screenshots.

Thanks

John

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Guys,

 

I'm going on holiday with the family tomorrow for 2 weeks, can we pick this up when I get home?

 

Thanks

John


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iammykyl has this in hand and like me I`m sure that he will not mind and will instead thank you for letting us know  :thumbsup:


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Yes, still be here and a big thanks for keeping us informed.

Have a great holiday John.

 

Later,

 


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Guys,

 

I had a great holiday, thanks.

 

Clear mind and ready to get back into this PC fixing thing!! :D

 

Any thoughts on the screenshots I attached?

 

Thanks

John


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Good to hear you had a good holiday.

 

Please read the user guide, > https://www.google.c...rT1fK6Q&cad=rjt  

Uninstall only user programs, Please include CCcleaner,  don't touch operating ones like Net framework, Go through the 159 programs and remove unused ones.   Uninstall ones you can manage without.

When finished, go top menu, > click tools, > on the left, click windows tools, > click System Tools, Create a Restore Point, name it Cleanup.

 

At the bottom of the left window  click Tracks Cleaner.   When using these tools, do not empty the recycle bin, do not delete Passwords, do not run Evidence Remover or Unrecoverable Delete.   everything else is OK.

 

When done, at the bottom of the left window, > click Optimization. > click Junk File Cleaner, > on the top menu, click Scan, when the scan is complete, > on the top menu, > click Delete.

 

Your finished.   Please upload a screenshot of Disk C properties.

 

 

 


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Thanks iammykyl,

 

I'm in the process of doing this. I'm deleting the obvious ones but how do I know if they are user programmes or not?

 

Thanks

John


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User programs would be like, TomTom / My Way search assistant.   Microsoft programs would be like Paint, or any that start with Windows, or Microsoft. also leave things like, Dell, HP, Service Packs, Security updates.

 

If not sure what it does, just leave it installed.


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Hi guys,

 

I finaly worked through all the programs and followed the instructions of post 86.

 

I have attached a new revo screenshot with the left programs. Can you let me know if I can get rid of any more?

 

I have attached the C properties as well.

 

Thanks again

John

 

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Thanks for the update.

You don't have any real big programs.   The only other one I would consider removing is Silverlight,   Read this first and decide > http://blogs.angloin...really-need-it/

 

Just checking, to clarify.

You have done all the cleanup, including junk file remover?

 

The computer is still running OK, no lock ups, freezing, shut downs?

Have you backed up all your important Data? 


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