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Old 09-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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I was wanting to run a disk cleanup on my HD, is there anything on this list I donít want to mess with?
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nope you are fine. I would strongly advise you to download advance system care 4. It is free and you can get it at download.com. It is a great free tool that will help you clean and make sure your computer runs the best it can.

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Thanks.

Advance system care 4? I’d like to here more about it and other "free" “clean up my mess” programs.
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I'll second the Advanced System Care 4. One other thing everybody needs to do but rarely happens is configure the MS Virtual Memory to be deleted on closing out the PC. These Page Files are just sitting there waiting for someone to take a look at them. There can be bank account numbers, personal info, passwords, etc in these files. These are generated when the RAM is exceeded and the Page Files are written to the hard drive rather than in the RAM because the RAM is full. Do a search for clearing the page files. There's a lot on Google for it and it's an easy thing to do.
Here's a linky and how to. FWIW, the Page File limit is usually double that of your RAM. So if you have 2Gig of RAM, you will have at least 4Gig of Page Files and that's the default settings. Sometimes Windows will expand that if the Page Files keep getting exceeded.
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I use the Advance System Care also and it does good for me.

Go to your "control panel" open "internet options" on the general tab look about the middle of the page and there is a "delete" there in front of "settings" click the delete button. A box will popup with several boxes clicked, unclick the "password" box or you will have to sign back in everything with your password. Click the "delete" box and at the bottom of the page click "OK" and you are good to go.

Click on "start", "programs", "Accessories", "Tools" and "Defrag". Once it opens click "analyze" and it will tell you if you need to defrag or not.

Be sure your Trash is empty on the desk top also.

One more thing in your bottom right hand corner tray do you have a lot of Icons there, if so you may want to turn them off as they are all running all the time in the back ground and when you fire up your PC and they slow your PC down. If you want to turn them off let me know and I will tell you how.
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Thanks guys, I downloaded it and this is what it came up with. A few big numbers there.
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Some of the best places to learn about programs to clean
up your computer (there are others, too).
A lot are free - "bleepingcomputer.com" and "spywareinfo.com".
Very safe places.
"bleepin" has got a lot, of good tutorials that are worth a read -
and much more!
Don't know much about "Advanced System Care" - they will.

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Majorgeeks.com have a good arsenal of programs for maintence, that are listed as safe. Most that post on there, are also regulars at other reputable sites, like bleeping computers, etc. I tend to trust the programs listed avail at majorgeeks more than otther sites, since they take the time to check them out, unlike download.com.
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I have been using Ccleaner for a couple years now. It's fast,you can check what's running at Start up, Registry cleaning, Add/Remove programs,etc.
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
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"CCleaner" is good.
Stay away from "download.com"!!!

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"CCleaner" is good.
Stay away from "download.com"!!!

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Also advance down load is bad also. Or at least i thank so. It put a total of 4 item's on the comp. One wouldn't delete from control pane. If you have that problum . Go in to my comp. or click on the comp. icon and open up C drive and look i belive in program's folder and find and delete from their that is the only way i found when you can't delete from control panel. I didn't even find in the regestery. I use CC Cleaner for a guess a yr. so far work's for me. If you want to do the defreg why don't you go in to safe mode and do the disk clean up and defreg at the same time. That is the best way to do that. That is what i do.
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Here is Majorgeeks.com top Freeware picks http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20 A new tool that they have given the thumbs up on, is from tweaking.com. It allows you to make system changes to help speed up XP, Vista, & Windows 7. http://www.tweaking.com/content/page...nce_boost.html It has helped a little with my netbook in start up and shut down, but it will take a few more boot ups to notice overall. There is a whole arsenal of tools at tweaking.com that are rated as good by majorgeeks.com.
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Just something to add...
If you're considering using one of these "automatic" registry cleaners/optimizers...
Watch Out!
Sometimes, they do a little more "cleaning/optimizing" then you want!!
(I love the "Recovery Console" or "Reformat - Reinstall" - NOT!!!)
"ERUNT" (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a good thing to have; and, use!
Saved my "arse" a few times!!
(Just a an aside - I used "Super Anti Spyware" {A very good program!} -
Let it clean up what it found -
Could not "boot" into the operating system (2000 Pro) - then....
Safe mode - "ERUNT" - No problems!!)
Happy computing!!
(You can get it from the place "gregzoll" mentions above "Major Geeks")

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Just something to add...
If you're considering using one of these "automatic" registry cleaners/optimizers...
Watch Out!
Sometimes, they do a little more "cleaning/optimizing" then you want!!
(I love the "Recovery Console" or "Reformat - Reinstall" - NOT!!!)
"ERUNT" (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a good thing to have; and, use!
Saved my "arse" a few times!!
(Just a an aside - I used "Super Anti Spyware" {A very good program!} -
Let it clean up what it found -
Could not "boot" into the operating system (2000 Pro) - then....
Safe mode - "ERUNT" - No problems!!)
Happy computing!!
(You can get it from the place "gregzoll" mentions above "Major Geeks")

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I also use anti-spyware. I find it to work's good. I also use zone alarm for a couple yrs now seam's to work's fine .
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I use the Advance System Care also and it does good for me.

Go to your "control panel" open "internet options" on the general tab look about the middle of the page and there is a "delete" there in front of "settings" click the delete button. A box will popup with several boxes clicked, unclick the "password" box or you will have to sign back in everything with your password. Click the "delete" box and at the bottom of the page click "OK" and you are good to go.

Click on "start", "programs", "Accessories", "Tools" and "Defrag". Once it opens click "analyze" and it will tell you if you need to defrag or not.

Be sure your Trash is empty on the desk top also.

One more thing in your bottom right hand corner tray do you have a lot of Icons there, if so you may want to turn them off as they are all running all the time in the back ground and when you fire up your PC and they slow your PC down. If you want to turn them off let me know and I will tell you how.
Vista and Windows 7 automatically defrag. You can set when.

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