Cleaning up unneeded files to speed up XP, which? Tags: Windows XP Last response: February 10, 2009 1:44 PM in Windows XP Share Wulfmann February 7, 2009 8:38:10 PM I did a new game build and sold my previous one. A tech went through it for my friend and while he was very favorable of the good deal I gave he stated it was loaded with unneeded files that slowed it down. How can I know which files/folder etc to delete to keep my PCs running better? Can I delete every file, as an example, in my temp folder? What folders and where are they that I can get rid of? Wulfmann More about : cleaning unneeded files speed techmanc February 10, 2009 2:17:55 AM Try Autoruns found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb96390... Enter February 10, 2009 2:53:48 AM Temp folder can be deleted, no probs at all. techmanc way is useful and effective, no doubt about it. However, if you do not understand what is it, u better use a little bit simple way while u learn how to use autoruns. Here are 2 steps : -Use disk cleanup(start menu > accessories > system tools > disk cleanup) there are several boxes, tick anything that you want to delete, click ok. -Use ccleaner(go to www.download.com) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer techmanc February 10, 2009 1:44:49 PM Thing to do if you use Autoruns to remove entries is just uncheck the item. Then if needed you can re-tick the entry and its restored. Also you can right click on a entry and do a google search on it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Clean up all unneeded windows xp files Forum How to remove selected files from my free agent go flex external hard drive since it is full. I have been cleaning up my comp Forum Solvedwill moving everything to program files speed up my computer? Forum SolvedFans won't stop speeding up after cleaning it. Forum SolvedWanting To Clean Up the Case And Speed Up SSD Forum Relatives machine -- infected files -- cleaning up the damage Forum SolvedTurning up fan speed vs leaving them low and having higher temps - which is better for my GPU? Forum Solvedrecommend a good clean up/optimize/speed up windows 7 guide? Forum SolvedI have old network drives still showing as disconnected. I want to clean up and remove these from my computer. I have XP and o Forum Need help cleaning up old driver files [important]. Forum Backing up files from Windows XP to a 64 GB Sandisk USB back-up Forum Cleaning up driver files... Forum SolvedHow to speed up this old xp computer Forum Running Windows XP Theme Speed Up My System? Forum SolvedWhile loading windows xp it goes into a loop after it loads the set up files Forum Cleaning up Windows XP context menu Forum I have run disc clean up and defraged my windows vista laptop and deleted lots of files and pictures but I still have hardly a Forum Cleaning up a 300gb file server Forum Good free programs that speed up computer, clean junk Forum Have recovery drive on hp windows xp, did clean up/defrag, etc to both drives, accidentally shut comp down without changing ba Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !