With Vista Premium I use the Disk Cleanup utility.
Go to Start > Run, enter %temp% and click on OK Delete all the files that
you find there.
Go to Start > Run, enter %windir%\temp and click on OK Delete all the files
that you find there.
Go to Start > Run, enter %systemroot%\temp and click on OK Delete all the
files that you find there.
Go to Start > Run, enter prefetch and click on OK Delete all the files that
you find there.
Clean the cache for Internet Explorer, cookies, etc etc.
Use Ccleaner <http://www.ccleaner.com>
If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities uncheck
Tip: Mr.G recommend using the default checked boxes and running Advanced
maybe once a month or so
It is fine to have things ticked in SYSTEM, but it would not be advisable to
tick anything in Advanced unless you are sure what you are doing.
CCleaner Beginner's Guide
On the left side, click on the Contentes menu for more information.
I never have any trouble
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> In Windows XP we had files that could be safely deleted. These were the
> contents of the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temp" and"
> C:\Documents and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet Files" and
> maybe even the "C:\windows\prefetch" (though probably unnecessary) folders.
> What about in Windows Vista? LocalSettings and the directory seems to have
> changed. There are now folders like Local, LocalLow and Roaming. Where are
> the folder whose contents are safe to delete? Here is a list that I don't
> know of it is safe to delete or not.
> Please note that these above listed are for Vista.
> I would really appreciate of you can tell me whether the listed folder above
> are Safe to Delete. Also if there are any other files or folders that I don't
> know about that is safe to delete.