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Disk Cleanup

  1. #1


    bjr1976 Guest

    Disk Cleanup

    Hi I firstly would like to point out that I know NOTHING about computers. I
    have Windows XP and I would like to clean up my C drive via Disk clean up.
    It came up with various files such as; Temporary Internet files, set up log
    files, webclient/Publisher Temp files etc etc. If I removed these files would
    it 'bin' anything that I need to run my laptop on a day to day basis. Or is
    it safe just to bin the while lot?

    From an unsure windows user.

    Thank you in advance.

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Disk Cleanup

    bjr1976 wrote:
    > Hi I firstly would like to point out that I know NOTHING about computers. I
    > have Windows XP and I would like to clean up my C drive via Disk clean up.
    > It came up with various files such as; Temporary Internet files, set up log
    > files, webclient/Publisher Temp files etc etc. If I removed these files would
    > it 'bin' anything that I need to run my laptop on a day to day basis. Or is
    > it safe just to bin the while lot?
    >
    > From an unsure windows user.
    >
    > Thank you in advance.


    Disk Cleanup is safe to use and in fact, you do want to run it
    regularly. The only item you don't want it to remove is Microsoft Office
    installer files. You may not have this item in your Disk Cleanup list
    but if you do, leaving the installer files gets rid of the necessity to
    put in the Office cd every time you make a change in Office (such as
    updating). With today's larger hard drives, it's better to just leave
    the Office installer files.

    That said, you should be backing up your data on a regular basis. Here
    are some general links that may be helpful:

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...tml#Backing_Up
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...ml#Maintenance

    Also, for further questions about using Windows XP you should post in an
    XP newsgroup. You've posted in a newsgroup for the Vista operating
    system. Here is a link with all the MS newsgroups so you can find the XP
    groups:

    http://aumha.org/nntp.htm


    Malke
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