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downloading games

by karen311 / July 30, 2009 12:08 PM PDT

Does it hurt my computer to download trial games and play for the allowed hour of play and then uninstall the game and go to the next free trial game and so on my computer is a el1200-07 and scores 2.7 I don't know if that's good, bad, or ugly? thanks karen311

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No
by Jimmy Greystone / July 30, 2009 2:06 PM PDT
In reply to: downloading games

No, it doesn't hurt your computer in any way. It leaves a lot of unnecessary garbage around on your system, but it won't hurt it.

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cleaning up
by karen311 / July 30, 2009 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: No

Can I restore or clean up my computer and get rid of the garbage after playing games?

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2.7
by special_ed1 / July 30, 2009 3:45 PM PDT
In reply to: downloading games

Windows 7 rates computers on a scale from 1-7.9, Vista on a scale from 1-5, based on how much memory your pc has, how good it's graphics card is, how powerful the CPU is and so on. Either way, with a rating of 2.7, you're not going to be able to play high end/modern games which demand high performance pc's

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Cleanup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2009 10:16 PM PDT
In reply to: downloading games

Without much efforts I'd uninstall such a demo then look in "Program Files" to delete a left over directory if their uninstaller left it.

With a little more effort I'd consider CCLEANER from http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

Be sure of what you'll clean up with that.

For 99.99% of users, this will do fine.
Bob

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help
by karen311 / July 31, 2009 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Cleanup.

Just like to say that you folks at CNET are so prompt, helpful, and very appreciated, you should teach other companies your practices, the world would be a better place if everyone was as responsive as your company! Thanks again for all your help. Karen in Tampa

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No problem
by special_ed1 / July 31, 2009 1:59 AM PDT
In reply to: help

You're welcome (but some of us don't work for CNET, we just do this for fun!)

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