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retxx's avatar - mrthumbs
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I know this is off the beaten track but I am sure someone here has found out what program is really free free to free up disk space. could sure use some help with this. Really appreciate some answers as there are so many smart people here. ThanksHiding Behind Computer


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    Posted: September 27, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

    I know this is off the beaten track but I am sure someone here has found out what program is really free free to free up disk space. could sure use some help with this. Really appreciate some answers as there are so many smart people here. ThanksHiding Behind Computer

    Doesn't your computer already come with an internal way to free up disk space?

     

    Click the "Start" button'             

    Open the "Accessories" folder

    Click on the "System Tools" folder.

    Click "Disk Cleanup." Select the type of files you want to  clean up and click "Clean System Files."

    Inside the "System Tools" folder, click "Disk Defragmenter." Click "Defragment  Now" to start defragmenting the disk.

    In addition you can go into the control panel and uninstall any programs you deem unnecessary. Also, you can go through your aduio and video files and delete any you don't think you'll want to keep.

     

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      Posted: September 27, 2013, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

      You could always uninstall junk you don't use.

       

      I use Revo Uninstaller to unistall programs as it makes sure it gets rid of ALL the files, when you use the programs uninstaller it leaves files behind that stick around and take up space.

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        retxx

        Besides what has already been said to you, there are some free programs, they work well on WinXP, I don't know if they work on your Pc's operating system.

        There are many programs, since I don't want you to break your Pc's operating system, Why don't you just use one of them?

        CCleaner

        Find it with a search engine such as Google.

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          I know this is off the beaten track but I am sure someone here has found out what program is really free free to free up disk space. could sure use some help with this. Really appreciate some answers as there are so many smart people here. ThanksHiding Behind Computer

          Get an external hard disk.

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            retxx

            Besides what has already been said to you, there are some free programs, they work well on WinXP, I don't know if they work on your Pc's operating system.

            There are many programs, since I don't want you to break your Pc's operating system, Why don't you just use one of them?

            CCleaner

            Find it with a search engine such as Google.

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              retxx's avatar - mrthumbs
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              Posted: September 28, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

              wow; thank you all. I new there was help here on L P.
              My registry is clen but the scan said I have over 3000 junk files so this is what i want to know how to solve i fthere is something to use here, but thanks again. I will try the CC cleaner.Thinking of...

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                There are a lot of viruses disguised as a cleaner.  I would download it from Cnet or someplace similar.

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                  Search for "Gizmo's Freeware".

                  In my opinion, you'll find practically anything you might need from freeware programs; Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android & iOS apps... There are also interesting articles and, I am sure you'll find lots of useful info.

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                    Posted: September 28, 2013, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I know this is off the beaten track but I am sure someone here has found out what program is really free free to free up disk space. could sure use some help with this. Really appreciate some answers as there are so many smart people here. ThanksHiding Behind Computer

                    Also important: Stay away from those websites that offer a free scan of your PC. These sites are notorious for giving false reports of problems in order to get you to buy their software to fix those problems. Some of them may even install malware or spyware without you realizing it.

                    As a consumer information test one time, we sampled several of those sites using a PC with a reformat and a fresh install of Windows and a browser (nothing else on the computer). We received reports after these free scans were done that there was malicious malware and spyware on our computer (100% not true due to the fresh install) and one site warned that our computer would shut down from virus infection within minutes if we did not buy their software to "put the computer back to a new state."

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                      Posted: September 28, 2013, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                      lots of help here . One more question to throw out. My pc has slowed down lately. Anyone know of a free website to help me speed it up. I bet you do. lolCoffee


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                        lots of help here . One more question to throw out. My pc has slowed down lately. Anyone know of a free website to help me speed it up. I bet you do. lolCoffee

                        How old is your computer?

                        Seems you have a lot of stuff bogging your computer down.

                        If you to Kim Kommando.com, she has a lot of freeware to clean your computer. She checks everything before putting it out in her free tools area, so I wouldn't worry about catching anything.

                        Try to find a registry cleaner at her site.

                        The other option is to set your computer to a much earlier date by performing a "System Restore". If you're using MS, and it's been doing it's job by setting a date everytime it gets and update, you should find the most farthest date back you can find and restore it back to that point. You won't lose any files, but you will have to update Windows security updates. After restoring, go to your security section and update so you have the latest security from MS.

                        The other option is kind of drastic. You will lose all your data, but If your computer is really bad, you can save your data on a disk and restore your computer back to it's original manufactured state.

                        The last option will cost you about 130 bucks. This is what I did a couple of years ago. I bought an original copy of Windows 7. I got tired of buying new laptops because of the viruses and trojans, so when my laptop gets to a point of no return, I insert my CD into the DVD/CD player, and it rewrites over the existing registry and I have a brand new computer.

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                          Posted: September 28, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                          I just tested and my pc speed is 2.69 mbps whatever that means. So I guess I can use some help here. Again thanks to all.No Pity!


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                            I just tested and my pc speed is 2.69 mbps whatever that means. So I guess I can use some help here. Again thanks to all.No Pity!

                            Do you have high speed internet? Or do you have DSL?, or phone line. lol

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