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Remove Windows Backup Utility?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dawg_e_breath, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. dawg_e_breath

    dawg_e_breath Thread Starter

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    Hey Everyone!

    So I just went to clean up and defrag my computer and during defragmenting it I saw that I had almost no space but didn't know why because I have almost nothing on this PC. I was going through my Add/Remove Programs list and saw that "Windows Backup Utility is taking up 4,0095 MB. I haven't purposely backed anything up nor do I need any of whatever may be backed up at the moment. If I were to click "remove" for this would this wipe out my option of EVER backing anything up in the future? Or would it just remove all the stuff that was somehow backed up?
     
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  3. Thawee

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    Daz has a good point,

    If I remember correctly windows system restore can take up to 12% of your hard drive space.

    I would also run the disk clean up wizard. It does a decent job of removing temp internet files.

    You can also run ccleaner which does a good job of freeing up hard drive space.

    Also check out this program: JDisk Report It does a good job of showing you what files are taking up the most room on your hard drive so you can pin point exactly what is taking up the space on your hard drive.

    Cheers,

    Thawee
     
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  5. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Go here and click the installer link in version 2.0.4 to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it. Allow it to install in its default location.

    After it's been installed, start it to open its main window.

    Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

    Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

    Click on the "Save List" button.

    Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere. It'll then open in Notepad.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    Right-click RECYCLE BIN, click Properties, move the slider from 10% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, click Properties - System Restore(tab), move the slider from 12% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

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