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Removing "Help"


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Hi all,,,,,,,
I currently have three OS's on one HD simply because each has something I can't live without.......

Question: How can I trim down winME by removing "Help" and the system backup(I have it disabled)and other stuff that microsoft conviently crammed down ME's throat before mass production? Is it even possible without a thirdparty software?

thanks guys :tazz:

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If system restore is off it won't be taking much room

If you click search then look for help, programme help files are usually larger than windows help

Total the number, most are 1kb

Not worth bothering with IMHO
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Found it (HELPCTR.EXE) 500 kb plus all the other little files that end in hlp added up to almost 3 MB.

Every little bit helps when your making room....

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:tazz:

You can get the temp internet files up to that surfing for a split second

Click tools, internet options, advanced to tick empty tem internet folder when browser closes

On the general tab, click settings to reduce the amount allocated for temp internet files

Get a disc cleaner

http://www.filehippo...d_ccleaner.html

Click options, settings to tick run at start up

This also has a registry cleaner, if you use it, always take the option to make a back up
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edit>>>>>I found the the root help folder 10.3MB under c:\windows\pchealth but you have to be in dos to get rid of it ........time to exterminate.......

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Rebooted ME in dos mode (here's how) http://www.geocities.../mfd4life_2000/
Deltree c:\windows\help and .\.\pchealth and freed up 82 MB of space.

I will keep you posted on how things go. It may crash big time but so far everything is good..........

Who needs 'windows help'? and 'pchealth' is a joke within itself...

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Edited by loxs, 08 November 2005 - 06:27 PM.

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Windows is still running flawless maybe even faster .....

Total disk usage..... 327 MB

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