Which programs can I remove from my computer?

May 18, 2010 at 14:34:29
Specs: Windows XP

I only have 7% free space on my C drive and it is running slow, so I am trying to delete some programs that I don't use anymore so I can defrag my computer. Bellow I'll list the programs I am unsure about, if someone can please help me out it will be much appreciated!

AnswerWorks 5.0 English Runtime
customer experience enhancement
DivX
NCH Toolbox
proDAD Heroglyph 1.0
proDAD Heroglyph 2.0
proDAD Heroglyph 2.5
SmartAudio
SmartSounds Quicktracks plugin
Do I have to keep all the J2SE Runtime and Java(TM) updates? or can I just keep the most recent one?

most of these are programs I have installed but rarely or never use and they're just taking up space!


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#1
May 18, 2010 at 15:30:02

Use the Software Add/Remove and search Applications, you don't use anymore.
Don't remove system components.

Whats the size of your C drive?

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Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
May 18, 2010 at 22:05:56

The fastest way to quickly free up enough space for your defrag, is to reduce the space system restore can use (or temporarily turn it off), It is probably set to 12% or 15% of your entire hard drive space. If you reduce this to 8% or 10% (possible 5% if a large drive), it will greatly increase your available space and will only reduce the number of restore points your system keeps (the oldest ones first).
Another thing that sometimes helps is making sure that your virtual memory is set to 'allow windows to manage' or set it to 1 1/2 times your ram in Mb (1000 equals 1Gb) if it is higher.
For the long term, consider adding an additional hard drive and moving all of your personal files over to the new drive (about $40.00 or so for a desktop).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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