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Windows XP Care & Maintenance Guide

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Posts: 177
04:43 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Just a quick guide to help keep your pc running smooth.

Run a virus and spyware scan.

Backup your hard drive (or at the least your files).
Defragment your hard drive.
Update your spyware and anti-virus definitions

Run disk cleanup
Empty your recycle bin
Empty your temporary files
Empty prefetch folder

Uninstall unused or unneded programs
Use RegClean to clean the cobwebs out of your registry
Remove unncessary startup items using msconfig

If anyone can come up with some other stuff to add just let me know.
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06:23 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
RegClean thought that contained Spyware to be honest
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15:08 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
use avg as your anti-virus program.

as stated by spinner:

Grisoft AVG Antivirus
150% better than that certain very well known commercial Antivirus progs.

Edited at 23:08 Tue 17/07/07 (BST)
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00:06 Wed 18 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Yeah AVG is a good anti-virus!
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15:53 Thu 19 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
yeep it is, i got AVG

no problems with it

Edited at 23:54 Thu 19/07/07 (BST)
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