Need advice on my 2003 HP computer

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion 504n
May 29, 2009 at 16:37:57
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a new HP Desktop in Feb. 03. It has an Intel Cereron 2.0GHz/40GB HD/1GB RAM (I upgraded RAM from 256MB). Although I've hardly added much software and I don't play video games, this computer has gradually gotten slower and fuller (down to well under 1GB HD). I had to purchase an external HD. I can't afford a new computer right now and would really appreciate advice on this. I read online that through the internet, software will be auto downloaded and eventually take up all the HD. I'm hesitant to delete unknown (to me) files. Thanks!

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#1
May 29, 2009 at 17:15:16
What do you want from us? Your hard drive is full. You can run a cleaner such as CCleaner or Glary Utilities, but they'll only take out so much. Eventually you'll be back in the same boat again. You've gotta uninstall unnecessary programs & move files over to the external drive. How much junk is in your My Documents folder? Right click on it, select Properties, then click on the General tab. What does it say for "size on disk"?

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#2
May 29, 2009 at 17:24:41
My Documents Size On Disk is 290 MB. I was hoping to get some advice on how I can get the junk off my computer that I did not put on. When I go into delete programs/software there are tons of files and I don't know what they are but they take up alot of space. Thanks.

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#3
May 29, 2009 at 17:42:57
We can't suggest what to uninstall because we don't know what you have.

Start by using CCleaner Slim. Download it, install, then double click on the desktop icon. If you're too scared to actually run the cleaner, click Analyze. How much would be removed if you actually ran the cleaner?

Here's a direct download link to CCleaner Slim.


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#4
June 1, 2009 at 13:52:56
Dear jam: With your expert advice I gained a whopping 200 mb. Right-on dude! I have a question - who is us? (your response was: "What do you want from us"?) What do you mean by asking "how much junk is in my Doc folder"? What do you mean by stating "if I'm too scared to actually run the cleaner"?
You actually believe that rude is effective? Think again.

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