Cleaning Up Your 9x/Me
20120 update: Do
this instead- much easier
Getting slow &
with Pop Ups?
Tired of error messages?
Want to clean this
Let's do some cleanup.
the rash of problems seen recently, Here is what you need to do to clean up
all unwanted programs. See this page for instructions.
2. Turn off all unnecessary running programs in the startup with msconfig.
Click here for instructions.
3. Remove any current antivirus programs. (It is my opinion that most are
out of date and cause more problems than they fix.
4. Install and set up the following:
AVG antivirus (better than Norton and McAfee) Get
it here Check this page for more info
Spybot (to remove spyware) Perform a cleanup to remove all temp files. Get
5. Do Scandisk & Defrag Instructions
Weekly Cleanup For
users of Windows 95, 98, Me
This first section will offer information on keeping your computer cleaned
up on a weekly basis.
There are a number of elements in your computer that need regular maintenance
Things that need to be emptied on a regular basis are
Temporary Internet folder
Windows provides many different ways to accomplish these tasks
This section will describe a way to create a folder on the desktop with all
the regular cleanup items listed in logical order and show you how to use
The weekly Cleanup also includes scandisk and defrag
These functions are explained in detail including reasons for using them and
how to configure and use them effectively.
Click Here to view the Instructions for creating
and using Weekly Cleanup
changes for doing this in Windows XP
Hard Drive Cleanup
The second section
will describe How To Clean Up Your Hard Drive
Some problems and questions I answer frequently include
a list of things to do to keep your hard drive clean.
Click here for the "Hard Drive" Document.
here for another link to drive cleanup programs By Fred Langa
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