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Comp Cleaning Utilities

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#1
Just looking for a good cleaning utility for my computer. I need to clean the hell out of my computer right now and my manual cleaning skills about as bad as they come
 

Kr0m

Moderator
#2
Well, for a start I guess you could goto Control Panel - Add/Remove Software and uninstall any unwanted programs.

Then maybe use the 'Disk Cleanup' provided with XP(Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup or Start, Run, cleanmgr.exe).

Next, there's a few registry cleaners out there(be very cautious when doing this, maybe make backups of the registry if you aren't familiar with this).

jv16 has a registry cleaner HERE

or AATools, HERE

I guess this is a good start, maybe others can jump in and suggest other ideas.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#4
yeah I just reformated and I lost the cleanup programs that I had but I didn't want to install and uninstall a bunch of cleanup programs so I just wanted to ask before I did anything
 
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Tinker

Guest
#7
I use another hard drive. This only makes since because hard drives are less expensive than they use to be. You can buy a 40 Gig hard drive for 100 USD. I watched the sales really close and bought a 100 Gig for 100 USD. If you look at the price of using a Zip drive or backing up on CD this makes good sense. If you do not have a lot space to back up, say less that 50 Mb of important files you can upload them to a host that offers free hosting. Of course you will have to download after the clean install. There is some free FTP software out there that will aid one in this effort.

Just some ideas........

:happy:
 
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wn van deursen

Guest
#8
re Registry Backups

The advice to do some backupping before you start meddling with Registry is all over Internet, but I wouldn't know how to proceed. I mean, it's not quite like blocking the stuff on the spot & click to Save As, right? In Explorer, Windows I found a map "Registration". Is this the one to copy, or is another magic trick needed?
 

Kr0m

Moderator
#9
Re: re Registry Backups

Originally posted by Doubleu
The advice to do some backupping before you start meddling with Registry is all over Internet, but I wouldn't know how to proceed. I mean, it's not quite like blocking the stuff on the spot & click to Save As, right? In Explorer, Windows I found a map "Registration". Is this the one to copy, or is another magic trick needed?
Is this what you were looking for?

http://www.techtricks.com/assorted/regbackup.php3
 
#11
I never use a cleaning utility nor system backup . . just rely to System Restore.
As for data file/disk, I prefer synchronizing software rather than backup . . do this once every 3-4 weeks and just before a reformat.
 
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wn van deursen

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#14
re comp cleaning/reg backup

One of those info sites I would never have found on my own...Both Tinker & Krom; thank you so much

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"The first rational thinking computer shall disinherit the meek"
 

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