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    free programs to keep your computer running fast

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    I run these once per week
    Auslogics Disk Defrag
    set this to run when you go to bed and choose the option to shut down pc after finished, you will be amazed how much better your pc will run if it's not fragmented.
    CCleaner This program will clean the registry and temp files

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    well i downloaded and tried the ccleaner...that works very well. however i do not feel using a different defrag program will work well, and i say this because in the past i have installed other defrag programs, and sometimes my pc would lock up.

    for a time, i would use Norton's defrag, and that messed things up. i bought a reasonably good program before that, when used, it would mess things ups. then i tried a free program. in the end, Windows just didn't like those programs, and would lock up everything. something went horribly wrong one time, and i had to re-install Windows all over again. so for the past few years now, i use the Windows defrag. it works, it's compatible, no problems.

    if you use any other defrag program and it works for you, you have my blessing.

    on a side note, i do a disk clean once each week, clean out my restore points and make a new one, then i defrag...just "weekly maintenance" since i got this machine, back in 1999...!!!!

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    on a side note, i do a disk clean once each week, clean out my restore points and make a new one, then i defrag...just "weekly maintenance" since i got this machine, back in 1999...!!!!

    Geesh!...........
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    I prefer tweaknow at tweaknow.com It does a graet job at cleaning and defragging among lots of other things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Geesh!...........
    geesh to what...my old pc or my weekly maintenance...???

    i'd like a newer, but all the work to transfer over things to the new one....or, i'd like to build a new pc, but right now, i just cannot afford to..

    if it's my weekly maintenance, it's a force of habit from the WindowsME days...!!!
    Geeesh".... seemed like weekly i was re-installing that system...!!!

    plus i do see where my pc (XP Home) runs better when i do the weekly stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro1driver View Post
    geesh to what...my old pc or my weekly maintenance...???

    i'd like a newer, but all the work to transfer over things to the new one....or, i'd like to build a new pc, but right now, i just cannot afford to..

    if it's my weekly maintenance, it's a force of habit from the WindowsME days...!!!
    Geeesh".... seemed like weekly i was re-installing that system...!!!

    plus i do see where my pc (XP Home) runs better when i do the weekly stuff.
    Well I have a Hitachi Deskstar 200 GB hard drive that I don't use here real cheap when you get ready to build...
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    My grandson said do you want to speed this up so l have used it ad have had no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro1driver View Post
    well i downloaded and tried the ccleaner...that works very well. however i do not feel using a different defrag program will work well, and i say this because in the past i have installed other defrag programs, and sometimes my pc would lock up.

    for a time, i would use Norton's defrag, and that messed things up. i bought a reasonably good program before that, when used, it would mess things ups. then i tried a free program. in the end, Windows just didn't like those programs, and would lock up everything. something went horribly wrong one time, and i had to re-install Windows all over again. so for the past few years now, i use the Windows defrag. it works, it's compatible, no problems.

    if you use any other defrag program and it works for you, you have my blessing.

    on a side note, i do a disk clean once each week, clean out my restore points and make a new one, then i defrag...just "weekly maintenance" since i got this machine, back in 1999...!!!!
    I have my unit to defrag every WED night while I am in bed. Delete useless files and cookies several times a week.. Recently had to format my unit, get new updates, BIO's and such, and I swear it works better today than when I bought it two years ago.

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    My 1st comp IBM 120mb HARD DRIVE bought around 1989 from sears $2500
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