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by pcfa1999 / November 8, 2014 11:39 PM PST

i have new aspire e-15 laptop and i want to know can i delete the extra junk like games and items like etc? i have not made a back up yet should i wait till then to delete the extra junk?

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Re: deleting
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 8, 2014 11:46 PM PST
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If you're sure you don't need things, you can delete them, even before making a backup. But if you delete something of value, and you don't have a backup, you might be sorry.

So why not make 2 backups: one before, and one afterwards?


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what I do
by renegade600 / November 9, 2014 5:36 AM PST
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1. first thing I do when I get a new computer is not worry about a backup - yet. since you really had not done anything to it, a system restore or reinstall will take no time.
2. I will update the computer manually by going to the computer manufacturers website and download the latest drivers, then I will go to windows update in the control panel and manually make sure it is updated.
3. I will then go down the list and uninstall everything I don't need and install all the programs and browser addons I want.
4. finally I will run an anti-virus, anti-malware, and a cleanup utility (ccleaner) to make sure some nasty was not accidentally installed and to get rid of any temporary files left after uninstalling and installing.
5. at this point I will create a backup.

One thing, you should make sure you create a set of restore disks so you can reset your computer back to factory condition if at a later point you plan to sell your computer or harddrive goes bad. do not rely on the restore partition that came with the computer. If the harddrive goes bad, you will lose it.

that said and I guess I should have mentioned it first, is to do what you think is best for your own usage and piece of mind. There really is no wrong way and everyone has their own way of doing things when they get a new computer.

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by pcfa1999 / November 10, 2014 2:29 AM PST
In reply to: what I do

the main things i want to delete is games i do not use them. and they take up space i can use.

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games are not installed
by renegade600 / November 10, 2014 4:50 AM PST
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from my experience, most games are not installed on a new computer until you try to run them the first time so they really are not taking up much space. you can get rid of them through windows control panel - programs and features or using a third party utility such as revo uninstaller.

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