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Old 02-25-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Just got this link to Popular Mechanics about cleaning up the PC.
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By Erin Scottberg
Published in the March 2009 issue
Not for you high dollar techies out there but for those who need to know.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Good tips in there. Thanks for posting it.

Tek
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I downloaded and ran CCLEANER and all it did was delete temporary internet files, etc. I delete that stuff every day, so it was totally useless to me. I know there are users who never have deleted any of that stuff ever, so it would definitely help them. There are probably some users that have never deleted the files in their JAVA cache and don't know how, so it would help them also.
I downloaded and ran GLARY Utilities. It said I had 1410 errors. I had to run it 3 times in a row before I got a clean scan. Here is the link. Click on the black download. If you click on the white download with the green background it will try to sell you REGCURE.
http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html?tag=download

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Thanks. There is a link for software called Onyx for the Mac OS X, also.

http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs2/english/download.html

After using the program, my browsers, boot up and general Mac OS X operation has been a lot faster. W00T!

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:23 PM
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One of the best ways is to go to Standby and not Shutdown when existing Windows. That way the login doesn't require rebooting.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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One of the best ways is to go to Standby and not Shutdown when existing Windows. That way the login doesn't require rebooting.
And you will add life to your HD, too.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Boston
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If you are running XP, Microsoft Bootvis is great tool for speeding up your boot time.

Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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I downloaded and ran CCLEANER and all it did was delete temporary internet files, etc. I delete that stuff every day, so it was totally useless to me.
I never delete them, it's much easier to set a limit of 50 or 100MB and not worry about it.

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And you will add life to your HD, too.
An old argument, there are good and bad points for both sides but it can't be proven either way as no one know how long their particular drive will last.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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CCleaner does a lot more than just cleaning up the IE temp folders/cookies. It also clears out items from your your recent items list, run history and the Windows temp folder. Not to mention other apps like Flash Player, Java, etc. There are more temp files on your machine than just in IE.

Instead of going to several places to clear these items out you can do it all with one click from CCleaner. That is the benefit of the program not just clearing out IE temp files.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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I agree with the praise given to CCleaner. It's far and away one of the best utilities I've ever used, and it's free. I don't even bother using the Windows Add/Remove utility anymore, nor do I bother cleaning out my cache any other way. CCleaner handles it all. Even cleans out the registry for me.
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