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Windows 7: Disc cleanup question

06 Sep 2014   #1
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Disc cleanup question

When using disc cleanup on c: which files, etc. are safe to remove? Is it safe to tick all the boxes? TIA.


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06 Sep 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tony,

Yep, it's completely safe to check anything that you wanted to delete using Disk Cleanup.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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06 Sep 2014   #3
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
disc cleanup

Thanks very much, my friend. Here goes ....!
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06 Sep 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes disk cleanup and system cleanup are great windows built in tools,
Another one that you might look into,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/307546-windows-updates-remove-outdated-updates-windows-7-a.html
This is actually the only third party utility I use and it's great to remove any java crap left over by browsers,
Temp files delete,
Run this as administrator and Start the scanner,
Shut your machine down after it finishes,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
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06 Sep 2014   #5
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes disk cleanup and system cleanup are great windows built in tools

I am a 70-year old geezer and not the brightest bulb on the tree; so, please bear with me.

When you say "disk cleanup" and "system cleanup" you give me the impression that there is another tool similar to disk cleanup called "system cleanup" which works only on cleaning system files? If so, could you please point me to it and give me a hint or two on its use (and safety). Naturally, I thank you in advance.
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06 Sep 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Tony,

The tutorial link I posted above can help show you how to. The "System Cleanup" option basically just runs Disk Cleanup elevated to include system junk files as well.
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06 Sep 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes word trickery
#5 in the tutorial Brink posted shows (Cleanup System files) which I referred to as System cleanup = My Bad

Don't worry the windows Eight forum tutorial applies to windows seven as well when it comes to removing outdated windows updates
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