WINDOWS folder

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  1. Whorl
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    Being the 8GB it is, I need some program that can cleanup unnecessary files in it, even just by a little. And since the internet normally has viruses in programs like these, I'm too scared I might download something that might screw up my computer. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Whizz

    Whizz When things don't go right, go left.

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    Turn around...
    There is an XP version called XP fundamentals for legacy PC or something, which is the lite version of XP.
     
  3. Whorl
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    Um.. All I need is something to delete unnecessary files in my C:\WINDOWS folder...
     
  4. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    with a new install you could use http://www.nliteos.com/

    Personally I don't think it would be smart to just randomly delete files, better just uninstall stuff.


    You could stop the windows recovery function, I think that would give you some extra space.
     
  5. Sir-Fritz

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    Or you could go the extreame method of just deleting it all [​IMG]
     
  6. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    get ccleaner
    pirate eset nod32 for antivirus
    and get spyboy search and destroy for anti spyware.
     
  7. FAST6191

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    I assume this is windows 2000 or newer (older machines had the desktop folder (which then also means all the folders and the like that people usually stick there) in the the windows directory).

    As others have mentioned and you seem to appreciate deleting stuff in there is generally not a wise idea if you do not know what you are doing. Automated tools can only go so far as well so I would suggest a reinstall.
    Failing that look for old graphics drivers and backups thereof, they clock several tens of megabytes of late and often do not get deleted during upgrade (why it is suggested you uninstall when upgrading). Other drivers are not so bad but they can do things.
    Fonts you do not use can go (which should also speed up the machine as they do not have to be loaded)
    Restore points (which in my experience rarely work for anything you can not easily corrected by hand) can go.
    Also you can try manual stuff like SequoiaView which gives a visual representation of the drive (which you can then limit to folders):
    http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...on/sequoiaview/

    Temp files are also a good bet but these can get tricky.
     
  8. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Seeing how his Windows folder is 8gig, he has Vista...

    No, you can't go deleting files in your Windows folder unless you want to format and reinstall.

    Vista is 8gig, XP is 3-4gig, 2000 is about 700-800Meg
     
  9. juggernaut911

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    my XP folder is 2.6GB! [​IMG]

    CCleaner, Glary Utilities, Auslogics Bootspeed, and TuneUp are what i use
     
  10. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    mine is 1.2gb no where near 4gb.
     
  11. KeitaroBaka

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    And Vista x64 is such a hog... 10GB after install... [​IMG]
     
  12. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    trim down the install!
     
  13. Whorl
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    Yeah... I'm using XP, not Vista. This is why I'm concerned about it. I'll most likely just reformat or something.