Deleting Windows notepad files

August 26, 2010 at 20:14:48
Specs: Windows XP, 256ram
when i open my hard drive and open files there are a bunch of notepad files each has info on what im guessing is stuff the computer has checked and make a note of i think not sure if im right,if this is the case can a delete all these notepads or to i need these i did not create them and dont know how they got there.i need details please i have a dell latitude c610 labtop thank you

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#1
August 26, 2010 at 21:19:49
Leave those files alone.
Since you have not identified where you found these files it is impossible to tell what they are used for, but I think we can assume these files have a purpose. Many may not be necessary, but some may be critical for your computers operation. It is not wise to delete files you do not understand.

These files are probably not what you think.


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#2
August 26, 2010 at 21:45:24
they are in a folder named windows is there a way to identify them and see what there purpose is and is there a way to find out if they are useless or if they are important. is says they are a text document and i have a bunch of tmp files what does that mean how do i learn what is what give details if you can please thank you

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#3
August 27, 2010 at 05:24:44
From this post and others I get the strong impression that you are a novice user. That being the case I would urge you to stay out of the Windows folder and all of it's sub-folders. There is nothing there that concerns a novice user. This folder contains the Windows system. Any deletion or modification of these files could result in an unbootable system. You do not want to deal with that.

When you have more knowledge and experience you can investigate the Windows folder. This level of knowledge comes from experience and study, not asking questions on a forum.

If you are concerned about the space consumed by these files use the Windows disk cleanup utility. This is safer than manual deletion of files.


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#4
August 28, 2010 at 18:22:10
ok thanks i will leave that alone i dont want to crash my computer or mess something up. i want to upgrade my hard drive and ram i have a dell latitude c610 can u tell me a trust worthy site i can order from and what is the most of each i can upgrade too. thanks. like gb for hard drive and mb for ram thanks

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#5
August 29, 2010 at 05:17:17
You should post this as a separate topic with an appropriate title.

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#6
August 29, 2010 at 17:40:28
You can put up to 2 gigs of RAM in a C610. I would recommend going to Dell's site or Kingston's site and ordering it there. Do you have someone who can install it for you. Not to sound rude but you are a novice at this and I wouldn't recommend RAM replacement by someone who is not familiar with laptops. You can access one RAM chip from a hatch on the bottom of the laptop but the other one is located under the keyboard and requires removal of the keyboard.

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#7
August 30, 2010 at 17:56:45
there is a local computer store that added my 256 ram i had 128 so shouldnt i have a total of 384 mb of ram there are too slots under the computer to add ram.so i can have 1 gb of ram in each slot is what your saying.he showed me how to put the ram in and was pretty easy.he does not carry very many supplies ie ram and such so i have to order it and take it to him.what about the hard drive what is the most i can add in gb i have tried websites but so much info and confusing at times thanks

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