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bjr1976

#1
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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Malke

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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/page2.html#Backing_Up
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#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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