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CPU clean up, Win98

Was wondering about general procedures to free up disk space, etc. I defrag. and delete as much as I can from time to time, but was told by a friend that there is an area to erase scores from computer games like hearts and solitare. He had a "pro" come over and the guy said "you play a lot of hearts" and also said that the CPU keeps track of every game, the number of times the Q or the 5 of hearts is played etc. I am wanting to learn where I can access these and how to find more useless stuff to delete. I would like to have a list of areas to check/delete/clean up from time to time. Thank you to all who can help, I am just about to do a search and see what I can find on my own....thanks again.


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The part about the old Windows games is new for me. Try if you can find it. Wait till twelve o'clock (or set the time a little bit ahead) and play the games. Then in Explorer find all files modified today (search on date modified). Interested to hear the results.


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Was wondering about general procedures to free up disk space.

Look in the win help files for Disk Cleanup.

As for "some prog" look in the options for that prog to see if there is control of the log files.

With HD'S in the 200GB range many folks find it easier not to clean, instead buy more horse power and let the OS sort it out.

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go to or to search for free cleanup utilities.
When using S.M., note where many junk files were found and do future cleaning there.
start>find>*.tmp to find all tmp files. these are usually safe to delete. When in doubt, move them to a folder on the desktop. After a few days, if no errors popup, delete the folder.
windows>temporary internet files> right click and left click on "explore" option. look st subfolders under "content I.E.5. Right click on each one and "delete". when the popup "do you want to delete desktop.ini, choose no, and all the other files will be deleted. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR USER NAMES AND PASS WORDS written down as the automatic fillin from cookies will be erased.
go to windows>program files and see if there are leftover folders from stuff you KNOW you already uninstalled.
uninstall any unwanted programs.

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