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#3872 - Wed Jan 16 2002 09:34 PM Need Computer Advise.. Help?
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Loc: Sarver, Pa
Here is my question. My computer is getting older. My son has a fairly new computer. 2 years old. We just purchased a Dell that will be delivered in the next week. My question is...I am taking my sons computer for myself and he will get the new one. He has down=loaded sooo much junk with music, games and just a whole lot of wasted space. He went from 10 gig down to 1 gig in 2 years. How can I get rid of all that stuff the quickest way. Can I just re-install something or do I have to try to go to everything one by one to delete. There is so much that he has downloaded that I will not keep at all. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks

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#3873 - Fri Jan 18 2002 04:20 PM Re: Need Computer Advise.. Help?
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Registered: Mon Jun 25 2001
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Just purge all the stuff he downloaded...
It's probably all in separate folders.
so it shouldn't be too hard.
If it's just music and games, it should be quick.

Of course, you can always reload the OS and
that'll wipe everything clean.
But there may be something you want to keep
that isn't part of the original cpu

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#3874 - Fri Jan 18 2002 05:04 PM Re: Need Computer Advise.. Help?
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A couple of months ago I had to reload Windows as I had a problem with my computer, that was one fast way of losing everything from my computer It was a real pain to have to reload the software which I had lost.

Presumably the best way would be to delete the folders of junk then do a defrag if there is something you need to keep.

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#3875 - Fri Jan 18 2002 06:44 PM Re: Need Computer Advise.. Help?
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Quickest way is to save the things you want to keep onto a tape drive (or into a 'D' drive - 2nd hard drive, if you have one) and format the current 'C' drive. That'll restore your 'C' back to factory state. You can then recover your saved stuff from whichever storage place you used.
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#3876 - Fri Jan 18 2002 07:58 PM Re: Need Computer Advise.. Help?
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I'd totally go with Guns idea...forgot about that.
I did that once.
yup yup
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