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Old 01-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Time for some spring cleaning

I have an HP desktop that I love that is getting a bit old (it's 2 or 3 yrs old now) and it is getting a bit sluggish in it's old age.

Anyone have any tips, tricks, software suggestions, etc that can help clean it out, get rid of any viruses/spyware, get old and partially uninstalled software off and all that?

--Brent
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Time for some spring cleaning

when was the last time you formatted and reinstalled the OS?
i suggest doing it atleast once a year if possible.
www.ccleaner.com will remove junk files and also un needed stuff in the registry. its a good place to start.
oh, you do defragment regularly dont you?
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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when was the last time you formatted and reinstalled the OS?
i suggest doing it atleast once a year if possible.
www.ccleaner.com will remove junk files and also un needed stuff in the registry. its a good place to start.
oh, you do defragment regularly dont you?
Format and reinstall? Never that I know of. How can I do this without removing everything on the drive as I take all the junk off and how can I not put all the junk that comes with an OS (trial junk and stuff) back on?

I'll try ccleaner.

I'm a defrag-fiend...lol

Thanks!!!

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