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#1 srg55

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:00 PM

Hi - I have a spare GATEWAY laptop computer which has Windows 98SE as its operating system. It works pretty well and handy to keep as a spare.

I would like to clean out the hard disk on the laptop in order to free up space .

I would like to know if there is any program I can download and run that will work on Windows 98SE that does a good job in checking through the internal system, registry etc and cleans out all the useless stuff.

I have already gone thru and manually deleted stuff I know I can, the temp files etc. - but there probably is stuff hidden which Im not sure about that could go, and I hope a program could pick up.

AVG has one called PC Analyzer, but it does not work on the Windows 98SE operating system.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:40 PM

Would this be of help,It will run on 98.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:19 PM

I will download and try this. Thank you

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:22 AM

You could also try this little one?

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=69

PLEASE DO NOT PLAY AROUND WITH THE REGISTRY, NOR WINDOWS FILES!

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:27 AM

There are almost certainly no hidden files you would want to delete in Windows 98. If you have gone through the process of manually uninstalling programs you don't need, deleting temp files, emptying the recycle bin, managing the space allotted to the Temporary Internet Files Folder, and running disk cleanup (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186099) then I'd leave well enough alone. And PLEASE - do not EVER use a registry cleaner of any sort. There is not one that does any good, and there are several that can leave your system unusable.

Edited by Allan, 27 January 2011 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:08 PM

You could also try this little one?

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=69

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PLEASE DO NOT PLAY AROUND WITH THE REGISTRY, NOR WINDOWS FILES!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:23 PM

Allan has good advice there. Here is another suggestion. go into your recycle bin properties and reduce the size of it.
By default it uses 10% of your drive. Take it down to 1 or 2%. Search for .wav files. Those are uncompressed audio files
and they can get pretty large. Just be careful deleting anything from the Windows folder.

Old hard drives are pretty easy to get a hold of and are pretty cheap. You could always get one that is bigger
than the one you have and clone it. Or you can add it and move some folders to the second drive.

hope this helps

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

Thank you




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