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How do I clean up my hard drive and get rid of programs I don’t use?

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my computer is running very slow. my hard drive is full and it's not really allowing my internet system to run properly. i actually got this computer from my neighbor before she move away. and she has alot of things on this computer that i dont need or use, so i wanting to basically clean up my hard drive, or erase somethings that i dont use, and i don't know how were to start. please give me some feed back on how to do this.

Answer

This question was answered on September 28, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

One of the best places to start with cleaning up your hard drive of programs you do not use is to go to the Control Panel and look at Add or Remove Programs. To access this from the Start Menu you will need to choose

-->Control Panel-->Add or Remove Programs. You will be able to move down through the list and it will list out programs that are loaded on the computer. If you find a program that you are not using, click on the program and then click on the remove button.

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Posted by Kathy of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 28, 2005

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