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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by OKKID, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. OKKID

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    It seems my computer takes longer than it used to in order to get online, etc. Somehow, I got the notion that over time lots of "stuff" accumulates on my harddrive and elsewhere that I don't need or don't use. How does one go about identifying this stuff and getting rid of it without hurting computer systems and performance?
     
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    It seems my computer takes longer than it used to in order to get online, etc. Somehow, I got the notion that over time lots of "stuff" accumulates on my harddrive and elsewhere that I don't need or don't use. How does one go about identifying this stuff and getting rid of it without hurting computer systems and performance?
     
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    I have been using this:
    http://www.unhsolutions.com/IEPK/index.shtml
    IEPrivacyKeeper. It saves a lot of time.
    There's a few others that do the same thing. I think one is called CrapCleaner.
    I haven't used it so cannot say it's good or not.
     
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    Use the Control Panel applet Add/Remove Programs to uninstall software you don't use. Keep your anti-virus software up to date. Run spyware cleaning software such as Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy. And run disk defragmenter.
     
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    Click the link below to my site and read the following articles:

    Things To Do On A Regular Basis To Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

    MSCONFIG - Reduce The Startup Load

    Throwing Out The Trash

    Spyware - What It Does And How To Get Rid Of It


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