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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by charlesxxx, Dec 19, 2014.

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  1. charlesxxx

    charlesxxx Thread Starter

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    how do you know what files you can delete on cp to free up space. is there some program i can install? if you delete some thing from your recycle bin can you recover those files?
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    Hi, let us have some Pc specifications.
    Check and post
    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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    Download Security Check by screen317 from.
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Or
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/dl/123/

    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double click the install icon.
    If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad.
    Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.
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    Also check Treesize
    http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
     
  3. charlesxxx

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 958 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 147793 MB, Free - 66295 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0HK980
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  4. charlesxxx

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    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.93
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
    Internet Explorer 8
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Enabled!
    avast! Antivirus
    Antivirus up to date!
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235
    Adobe Reader XI
    Mozilla Firefox 33.1.1 Firefox out of Date!
    Google Chrome (39.0.2171.95)
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    Alwil Software Avast5 AvastSvc.exe
    Alwil Software Avast5 AvastUI.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C::
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    Surely thing that are in your recycle bin are things you wanted to DELETE.

    There are ways to recover files that have been deleted provided the space they used to occupy has not been overwritten.
     
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    You appear to have a Dell Dimension E521 desktop that's running with only 1 GB(1024 MB) of RAM.

    Its motherboard has 4 slots and supports up to 4 GB(4096 MB) of RAM.

    You should add another 1 GB(1024 MB) of RAM to it so it's running with 2 GB(2048 MB) of RAM.

    Having more RAM will improve speed and performance, especially when doing something that's memory-hungry.

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    Its 144.32 GB capacity hard drive has 64.74 GB of free space, so I don't know why you're worried about freeing up space in it.

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  8. charlesxxx

    charlesxxx Thread Starter

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    thanks for the help.
     
  9. blues_harp28

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    Anytime :)
     
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    This program will list every single item on your computer and give you the option to uninstall.
    http://www.decrap.org/
     
  11. SilverSurf

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    Hello All

    Any comments from the regulars about this program?


    Regards SilverSurf
     
  12. blues_harp28

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    I have just downloaded it onto an old Vaio laptop running Xp.
    It gives the option to Automatically remove all so called unnecessary software, etc.
    Not a good idea - any one click fix, or remove all software, could leave you crying into your soup.
    You can of course run it manually and remove an item one at a time.
    To me it is similar to using a registry cleaner - best to leave well alone.
    But the above is of course just my opinion.
     
  13. SilverSurf

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    Hello blues_harp28

    Thanks for your reply. My thinking was the same as yours, hence my post.


    Regards SilverSurf
     
  14. Hingle

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    The program is safe, just use a little common sense as with anything.
     
  15. SilverSurf

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    Hello Hingle

    Whilst the program in question may be safe for experienced users you need to keep in mind that a lot of forum members know little or nothing about computers, and giving a link to this type of program could cause many problems.


    Regards SilverSurf
     
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