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Windows 7: Should I reformat this HD?

20 Nov 2010   #21
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

So, just curious how long does it take to delete 43GB of info from the system?


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20 Nov 2010   #22
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

up to an hour i would say. lots of factors...RAM, HD RPM, memory, fragmentation, etc.
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20 Nov 2010   #23
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

OK I deleted the windows.old folder and this is the result:

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Looks like there is still quite a few things I could delete from the system What would you recommend?


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20 Nov 2010   #24
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

(if you havent done this already) right-click the C: drive in "my computer". click "properties". then click the "disk cleanup" button next to the pie graph. on the resulting menu click the "clean up system files" button. click the "more options" tab. click the "cleanup" button in "system restore and shadow copies". say yes to the pop-up BUT DONT CLICK OK. click the "disk cleanup" tab again, and make sure you check all the boxes next to the items you want to delete. TAKE NOTE: if you have the win7 SP installed, dont check the box next to the uninstall information.once you have checked or unchecked the options you want, you can click "OK".

do that, and i will post more in the mean time.
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20 Nov 2010   #25
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok i'm performing a disk cleanup now.
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20 Nov 2010   #26
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

this tiny little program freed up nearly 4GB the first time i ran it: PureRa - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

run this program on its default settings (until you are familiar with it). run the registry cleaner module REPEATEDLY until it finds no erroneous entries.

click START and type msconfig in the search box. select "msconfig from the search results. when it opens click the "startup" tab. then click the manufacturer column to sort. leave all the microsoft entries alone. nearly all other entries can be unchecked. then click "apply" and restart. if you find something isnt working right when you reboot, just go back to msconfig and re-enable it.

let me know how it goes.

and of course after freeing up so much disk space, you will want to defrag. do that last. it will probably take awhile.
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20 Nov 2010   #27
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download this is the second program (forgot to copy/paste the link)
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20 Nov 2010   #28
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok I used the program PureRa and cleared out some junk. I don't need to do msconfig since there is only a Lil bit in there that is necessary during start-up. I am defragmenting now.
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20 Nov 2010   #29
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

run the other program first (ccleaner) then defrag
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20 Nov 2010   #30
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

what is ccleaner another disk cleanup program?
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