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Windows 7: Should I reformat this HD?

20 Nov 2010   #41
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok here it is:

Should I reformat this HD?-capture7977.jpg

its the ones with multiple numbers and letters. maybe something else bad in there?




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20 Nov 2010   #42
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

the first two seem a bit suspect to me, since the file name starts with a "dot". the next ten are probably windows installation files.

you can probably delete the following folders (in my opinion ONLY) :

dell
drvrtemp
from_old_computer (if you cleaned it out)
intel
lexmark
MTV_OUTPUT (again, if you cleaned it out)
N360_BACKUP (probably norton. could be pretty large)
NVIDIA
SUN
the next two i dont recognize but probably safe to delete. use your discretion
windows.old
dont recognize the last one either, but again, probably safe to delete
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20 Nov 2010   #43
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

The file dell is where are all the drivers are at so I will not be deleting that.
The Intel folder is for my extreme graphics so no to that one.
The file lexmark is for a driver for my printer so no delete.
The folder sun is for my java I think so don't know about that one.
Ok I deleted everything but the above and got 1GB out of the system.
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20 Nov 2010   #44
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

I would just partition the disk and move all your data that you want kept to the other one, i would then wipe the free space on both drives. I would then defrag both and also defrag the Reg. (Some people will disagree).
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20 Nov 2010   #45
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Doesn't partitioning means wiping out the HD entirely? Then putting two separate drives? This is what is screaming in head right now when I saw this. No offense.
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20 Nov 2010   #46
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
The file dell is where are all the drivers are at so I will not be deleting that.
The Intel folder is for my extreme graphics so no to that one.
The file lexmark is for a driver for my printer so no delete.
The folder sun is for my java I think so don't know about that one.
Ok I deleted everything but the above and got 1GB out of the system.
the dell folder is from 2004. i doubt you need it. intel, lexmark, and sun were probably created during installation and can be deleted. if something doesnt work, they are easily replaceable.
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20 Nov 2010   #47
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Alright I will delete them then.
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20 Nov 2010   #48
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

In total I gained about 300MB out of that.
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20 Nov 2010   #49
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I think the weird files I talked about earlier doesn't appear on everybody HD. I checked a few days ago with one of my friends computer he also upgraded from XP to Win7 HP and I didn't see those files on his HD so I think they are the culprit. Maybe there are?
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20 Nov 2010   #50
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

you mean the ones with a long string of letters and numbers? i think those are created by windows and windows update.

were you able to delete the N360_BACKUP folder? (assuming you dont have norton installed anymore)

and those first two folders in the list? the ones that started with a "dot"?
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