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Windows 7: Disk Clean up?

22 Oct 2010   #1
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
Disk Clean up?

I wanted to know what disk clean up would do for/or too my system. Its fully updated and I use an SSD array. Is it advisable? I have no current issues and I want to keep it that way. Any thoughts?


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22 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would use CCleaner instead and disable the restore points (do imaging instead). You can also uninstall unused programs if you are tight on space. I have seen too many unforseen things happen with Disk Cleanup.
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22 Oct 2010   #3
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

the built-in disk cleanup tool should be safe, and it gives you the choice of what you delete. you can also use it to delete all but the most recent system restore point, which in some cases could be several Gigs.
disk cleanup does not perform any tasks you couldnt carry out seperately on your own. it just makes it more convenient, so you dont have to hunt down all the junk yourself.
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22 Oct 2010   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
I wanted to know what disk clean up would do for/or too my system. Its fully updated and I use an SSD array. Is it advisable? I have no current issues and I want to keep it that way. Any thoughts?
As WHS Has suggested I would use Ccleaner but I would keep your System Restore Enabled (Depending on how well you can Image your Computer)

If you would like it then Please See Piriform - Download For More Information

Also A cleaner Deletes Unwanted Files from your Computer it does make a small amount of Speed impact on your Computer making it a little bit faster but it mainly used to recover Disk Space

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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