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Old 10-28-2006, 03:00 AM   #1
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Hey does anyone one know of any good tools to find and delete any "fluff" Windows XP may have?

I'm trying to install windows on an old system. The HD is about 4 Gigs. Right now thats pretty much windows with all the updates.
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Disk Cleanup will delete downloaded program files, temporary Internet files, items in your Recycle Bin and temporary files. Windows XP's version of Disk Cleanup also deletes offline Web pages and compresses rarely used files.

Click Start, (All) Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Select the drive you want to clean (it most likely will be C:) and click OK. Place a check mark next to the items you want deleted and click OK.

You also can remove Windows components that you don't use. Start Disk Cleanup and click the More Options tab. Click "Clean up" under Windows components. You can remove games, accessories and other nonessential Windows components.

The More Options tab also allows Windows XP users to clear old Restore Points. These files, which allow you to recover from errors after installing hardware or software, hog space over time. Just click the "Clean up" button under System Restore and then Yes.
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Hi KSDN,

you can find an awesome site here which details how to slim Windows XP down to a more manageable size....in some cases, less than 1GB!!

However, make sure you read all the small print as what works for one person may leave another person's system unuseable. The site is extremely helpful and very well detailed but I can't stress enough to read everything ;)

Also, you could delete all the update uninstaller files. It would mean you can no longer remove those updates but if your system is running ok, you shouldn't need to anyway.

Also, it may be worth thinking about XP Lite which you can use to remove quite a bit of stuff but things can go wrong that way too so be careful ;)
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