Hello!. Some weeks back I had showed you how to format your windows xp system. Today I would show you how to remove unwanted temporary files from the computer and keep disk space free. I never used to do before but my technician advised and showed me how to do it.
Temporary files and cookies take up lots of disk space and tend to slow down the computer.
On Windows XP Go to Start > run.> type in command “prefetch” ( without quotation marks) in the box which opens and click ok . A new window opens . select all files and delete them. Those which don’t get deleted leave them.
Next again go to Start> run> type in the little box %temp% and click ok. A new window opens and again delete all files you see there. Those that don’t delete leave them.
Install free Ccleaner software and run it at regular intervals or keep it in auto mode to run when windows start.
This would remove a lot of clutter on the pc but at times there are still some files left. So go to My Computer right click on C: / drive and click properties. Press disk clean up button and the window pops up. Wait for few mins till windows detects the file then Select all the things you see and click ok
This would clear up any remaining files on the computer. Do this at least weekly to clear up the clutter on your system and remove unwanted programmes which you don’t use on your machine.
Always keep your antivirus updated and regularly scan the disk drives including pendrive as it is bound to carry viruses or malware when you use it anywhere.
Hope following the above steps would help you in keeping your computer running smoothly. Any errors please contact your computer technician.