Laptop Windows XP

    Basically I need to clean the laptop like a new install without formatting or reinstalling windows. Is this possible? What should I delete? Temp folders?


    Download Ccleaner and run it and it will delete all the temp files , log files , cookies ,etc ,etc ,etc .
    Go into Control Panel- Add or Remove Programs - and uninstall anything you dont use or need .
    This will clear up the hard drive to a certain extent .

    Original Poster

    thanks anything else?

    I would use something like Revo unistaller (freeware), , to assist with uninstalling any program as it will remove traces of all the program, including the hidden / left over stuff.

    The registry tool / cleaner of CCleaner is quite good at picking up orphaned registry entries left.
    Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 6th Sep 2010

    You should also consider defragmenting the hard drive as well - you should consider using Defragger, as it's a lot better than the integrated utility.

    Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download…ler
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