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Freeing Up Hard Drive Space And User Accounts


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#1 genthore

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:16 AM

I am trying to free up space on my pc and I want to know something about user accounts. If I delete the user accounts other than my own admin accountdo I still have to uninstall all of the programs that were installed by the other users? If yes, Should I do the uninstalls before I delete the accounts or does it matter?
Will deleting the accounts free up any space on my hard drive or will that only happen if I uninstall all of the crap that my kids downloaded.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:28 AM

Your choice whether to uninstall the programs before or after you delete your kids user accounts.
After uninstalling the programs, there will be free space.
Amount of space freed by deleting the user accounts depends on how many files your kids have in their accounts. When deleting the accounts, you will be asked if you also want to delete all their files and folders. If you say yes, anything they have will be lost. Before deleting their files, go through them, save anything that they wouldn't want to lose. (Pictures, documents, etc). Move them to a folder set up in YOUR documents and settings.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:33 AM

ok , thanks - I guess I will delete the programs before I delete the accounts. I was hoping that just deleting the accounts would do that but I really didnt think it would.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:32 AM

It matters not which user installed a program. Once it's on your computer, it stays there until someone uninstalls it.
Since you mentioned your kids, how old are they?
Reason I ask is that kids generally see something they want and install it-for all the "computer education" they receive, they tend to remain ignorant to the fact that some things are bad for a computer. We've had to help parents clean up a machine because the kids did things that caused it to get infected.
After you take care of getting programs off your computer, I suggest you check it for any signs of malware. Also clear your cache and defrag. If you have any other questions or concerns, all you have to do is ask and we'll do our best to help you.

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HERE:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log


Prior to posting a HJT log, we ask that you please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log. Following the steps in this Guide will allow the HJT Team to quickly help you with specific fixes for what may remain on your system.

Please complete all the steps in the Guide. If you have performed some of them already, then just continue with the next. If you can't perform a step, then skip it and continue with the next. The last step will include downloading and using the most current version of HijackThis if the first line of your log does not appear as follows:

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:02 PM

I seem to have missed something here as to why they need to post a HJT log.

But if you are going to do it you should also not make any changes to your system after the log is made except by the person who is helping you with the log.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:46 PM

DC, the original poster said nothing about malware or viruses-but did mention kids.
The HJT log is just a precaution to make sure those kids haven't put anything bad on the
computer. As I stated, sometimes kids don't think about malware when it comes to installing programs or while surfing the web. It's more of a "better to be safe than sorry" measure.




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