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BS or unneeded files---space saving

by gobraves97 / October 23, 2007 12:54 PM PDT

I'm trying to clear as many gig as possible and was wondering if anything commonly installed with common programs is unnecessary? I know that's extremely vague, but even if I uninstalled everything in the control panel I wouldn't clear much up. Defragging does nothing---you basically get the idea what I'm trying to do, right?

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What OS are you running ?
by VAPCMD / October 23, 2007 1:31 PM PDT

Might look at "TreeSize" standard version to see what folders/files are using the space and check for unnecessary 'Restore' points.

VAPCMD

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Control Panel
by BrianZachary / October 23, 2007 4:46 PM PDT

What do you mean by "uninstalling everything in Control Panel"? You don't uninstall anything in Control Panel. If you uninstalled everything in Control Panel your computer would be dead.

Or do you mean uninstalling with Add/Remove? That would make more sense. Even so, you don't want to uninstall everything in that either because your computer would be dead. There are Microsoft and Windows programs in there that are needed and you don't want to uninstall the wrong thing.

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I've Locked Your Other Similar Thread
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 24, 2007 4:01 AM PDT

For those that want to refer back to it, here's the link:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=269114&messageID=2613570#2613570

Please keep all further discussion about this issue in this thread so others can follow easier.

In the meantime, in regards to your question about "ASP.NET", the account is automatically created when you install .NET Framework from Microsoft.. It's been available on the Windows Update site and I'm guessing you installed it one of your machine at some point in time.

Next, as others have asked, please tell us your operating system.. There are lots of things that can be removed but you'll need to fill us in a little more about what you've done already.. Obviously, uninstalling programs that you don't need can gain space.. For example, If you installed SP2 as a separate update on XP, you can remove the files that are being saved to uninstall it. You can access Disc Cleanup and remove all the System Restore points except for the most recent one.. You can access the C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxx files and remove them all as long as you're not having issues with those particular updates..

But we'll need to know your operating system.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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