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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 10:57:03 AM

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As my HDD is running low on free space i started to look what's taking most
of it, and i noticed my windows directory taking up whooping 1.98 gb... Plus
on directory properties it is written that system32 directory takes up 800
mb, but when i mark all files in that directory i see those files take up 571
mb.
...so any advices how to clean it up a bit?
Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 2:21:06 PM

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I actually read most of it and i do most of those things... except that i
didn't install winxp sp2, my pc is stable enough can't complain too much.
Plus heard many negative things about it, so i'm happy without it for now.
And that i don't use 5 anti spyware programs...

Though it still doesn't answer how to deal with this huge size of windows
directory... ah well, there's always format C:\ and fresh installation.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Don't want to read all of this? Read these two links instead:
>
> Protect your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
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>
>
> Let's take the cleanup of your computer step-by-step. Yes, it will take
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> changing the air filter on your home A/C unit, paying your bills on time,
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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 2:44:37 PM

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Start > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
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Ted Zieglar


"origo" <origo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BAB21E20-D7B3-4AC9-8FAB-27563C15ADA5@microsoft.com...
> As my HDD is running low on free space i started to look what's taking
most
> of it, and i noticed my windows directory taking up whooping 1.98 gb...
Plus
> on directory properties it is written that system32 directory takes up 800
> mb, but when i mark all files in that directory i see those files take up
571
> mb.
> ..so any advices how to clean it up a bit?
> Thanks in advance.
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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 2:44:38 PM

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Does this disk cleanup helps anyone? I did it and freed up 9 Mb by deleting
temporary internet files, and that's it.

Anything else ii could do?

"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> Start > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 2:44:39 PM

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Start > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup >
More Options > System Restore (Clean up).

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"origo" wrote:

| Does this disk cleanup helps anyone? I did it and freed up 9 Mb by deleting
| temporary internet files, and that's it.
|
| Anything else ii could do?
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 4:25:04 PM

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origo wrote:
> I actually read most of it and i do most of those things... except
> that i didn't install winxp sp2, my pc is stable enough can't
> complain too much. Plus heard many negative things about it, so i'm
> happy without it for now. And that i don't use 5 anti spyware
> programs...
>
> Though it still doesn't answer how to deal with this huge size of
> windows directory... ah well, there's always format C:\ and fresh
> installation.

Did you turn off System Restore to see what that freed up after a reboot?

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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 4:25:05 PM

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No, but i chose option to delete all but most recent restore point during
disk cleanup...

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
> Did you turn off System Restore to see what that freed up after a reboot?
Anonymous
December 6, 2004 6:35:06 PM

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I find using Explorer to Search on the windows folder for *.* and then hit
the size tab to sort largest to smallest can sometime id what is taking all
the room.
!