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OS is clogged up , what can I delete...

 

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What is that windows 98?

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USMC-Retired

What is that windows 98?

Windows 98 was not 64 bit.  

 

 

OS is clogged up , what can I delete...

 

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Nothing in the root directory.  

 

You need a program that will just decrap your computer.  There is an app that is called decrap.   BACKUP YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE YOU DO IT AND SET RESTORE POINT.  

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oztony

Windows 10 (unfortunately) wish I stayed on 7

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musicman666

What is that windows 98?

No....it's 64bit

 

 

Get an app called ccleaner..... I have used it for years for cleaning up and it has never screwed up yet.

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

 

Very very easy to use....idiot proof......and the basic version is free!

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oztony

No....it's 64bit

 

 

Get an app called ccleaner..... I have used it for years for cleaning up and it has never screwed up yet.

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

 

Very very easy to use....idiot proof......and the basic version is free!

 

Yep , that just got rid of 10 gig of crap....

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miles-high

Backup your important/personal data and reset Windows to its factory default, select total recovery or reinstall... That's what I do every 6 month or so, it's like buying a new computer and I feel fine... :D

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Salty Dog

Backup your important/personal data and reset Windows to its factory default, select total recovery or reinstall... That's what I do every 6 month or so, it's like buying a new computer and I feel fine... :D

 

So it can do all the hundreds of updates all over again..... :db:

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it's 97.9GB. The bare minimum of a running system. Windows should use 30-50GB after clean installation and full updates. Then you add office, photoshop, etc etc.

 

There isn't much you can do, it's not 200 but 100.

 

 

Buy a 256GB SSD, or 512GB if you do photoshop or video editing etc.

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miles-high

So it can do all the hundreds of updates all over again..... :db:

It wouldn't take long... in NCR... :D

 

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NB You may wish to plan your next vacation in a 1Gbps area:

* Hong Kong

* Tokyo, Japan

* South Korea

* Cologne, Germany

* Canberra, Australia

* Portugal

* Sweden

* Amsterdam, NL

* In US, Lenora, KS, Metter, GA, Fairfield MT

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Salty Dog

Eat your heart out... :dance:

 

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Goetz1965

Guy ... Really ...Youre in the Philippines ... dont maintain - buy a new one !

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to_dave007

I'm in Canada now and just completed all the dynamic updates on mine (Win 7 32).  Back in Cebu my download speed on a good day is 3mbps. Here at my brothers place in Canada it's 43mbps.  Still took from 16 hours to finally finish the last update (I'd been saving up).

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Salty Dog

I'm in Canada now and just completed all the dynamic updates on mine (Win 7 32).  Back in Cebu my download speed on a good day is 3mbps. Here at my brothers place in Canada it's 43mbps.  Still took from 16 hours to finally finish the last update (I'd been saving up).

 

You probably make more in 16 hours from your job than it would have cost to buy a new current PC ready to go right out of the box...  :biggrin_01:

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AlwaysRt

Eat your heart out... :dance:

 

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I'm gonna go cry now..........sniffle sniffle

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musicman666

If you really want to get rid of big uneccessary stuff....go to file manager and search for *.* in the root.

 

This will give you a massive list of every file on the drive.

 

Then hit list by size category on the top of the page.

 

Then go through all the huge files at the top.....google each one to see if they are necessary. I.e. "File name is this necessary"

 

You need to have some idea as to what is what but I uncovered huge amounts of old nvidia drivers and such like that were historically left behind after installs. You can claw back literally tens of gigagybytes this way if you have been leaving the machine unregulated for a long time.

 

One piece of advice ...never empty the trash when doing this and reboot regularly just in case you do nuke a vital file but if your careful you should make it through ok.

 

System won't let you delete a vital file without telling you first....so never ignore those warnings.

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NB You may wish to plan your next vacation in a 1Gbps area:

* Hong Kong

* Tokyo, Japan

* South Korea

* Cologne, Germany

* Canberra, Australia

* Portugal

* Sweden

* Amsterdam, NL

* In US, Lenora, KS, Metter, GA, Fairfield MT

WSUS Offline is a free utility to download and automate windows and office updates.

 

After downloading you can keep all updates somewhere and reuse it next time.

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After downloading you can keep all updates somewhere and reuse it next time.

 

Manage the noise, and there is no need to reinstall an OS.  I haven't done an OS reinstall since win98SE.

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miles-high

Manage the noise, and there is no need to reinstall an OS.  I haven't done an OS reinstall since win98SE.

Have you replaced your car(s) since then? Reinstalling an OS is like buying a new car or installing a new engine or getting a new heart... :D

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Skywalker

 

 

Reinstalling an OS is like buying a new car or installing a new engine or getting a new heart...

 

....or a new girlfriend?  Or Wife?

 

Is that how it works in your World?   :yahoo:

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Goetz1965

Thats why I changed to Apple 20+ years ago ...

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thebob

Thats why I changed to Apple 20+ years ago ...

Yep I finally replaced my 10 year old Macbook. I haven't reinstalled the system in it since new, just updated and cloned to a new drive when needed.

 

My "new" MacBook Pro 13" is the 2012 model, the last one with a Superdrive. Core i5 16Gb 2T. I expect it to last for 10 years as well.

 

Just linked them together with an Ethernet cable, migrated the data and programs... and off you go.

 

Life's too short to use Windows. They cost too much in time and hassle.

 

To answer the question in the OP... Just delete Windows.

 

https://www.ubuntu.com

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JohnSurrey

What I do with the crap toys we buy for a children is put them in a plastic bag - after a month or two I know I can chuck them out or give them to my wife's family... same approach for your files - just dump them on an external drive and start afresh.

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USMC-Retired

Eat your heart out... :dance:

 

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Those look like my speeds.   LOL>..

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