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cfs45

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In order to keep Windows 98 running at an optimal level, what maintenance tools should be run and how often? Or should you wait for a problem and then contact you? Thanks
 
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Or should you wait for a problem and then contact you?

No way there cfs45.

Ok kidding there.
Your best bet is to run a scan and defrag once aweek and before and after any big install and afte any big uninstall. Also after any bad shut downs run both. You PC will be happy and like you and run better also.

If you have not defrag in a long time it will take a very long time but once it's done and you do it once a week they will alway be faster.
 

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Hiya

As a general rule of thumb, I defrag once a month.

I do this as the very last thing, mind.

I have Interet Explorer set up as follows. under Internet Tools | Advanced Settings, under Security, I have Empty Tempory Internet Files when browser is closed.

I empty my temp folder out once a week, run AddAware www.lavasoftusa.org as well as RefUpdate to keep the program uptodate. I do this (addAware) daily.

I run my AV scanner daily, just to be sure. And thats about it.

Oh, and keep those Startup programs down to a minimum.

Have a read of this as well:

http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

Regards

eddie
 
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