Is there a cleanup program out there to get rid of leftovers from Windows XP once you've uninstalled it?

Question

I uninstalled Windows XP after encountering various problems on my computer. Now I notice that XP has left a lot of baggage that I didn't have before. Prior to installing XP I was very familiar with my computer and most of the files. And I could tell when something suspicious had appeared and could quickly delete it. But now with all of these new XP files I don't know whats needed and what isn't.

Is there a cleanup program out there to get rid of leftovers from Windows XP once you've uninstalled it?

Answer

This question was answered on December 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I kind of doubt it The number of people uninstalling it is so small that it wouldn't be worth a programmer's time.

I'd suggest that you save everything you want to keep, and then clean your drive spotless and install XP to a fresh disk Upgrades are fraught with problems and XP is an excellent and stable operating system, much better than 98 Support for 98 and its programs is on a short fuse with Microsoft and all software companies.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2004