How To Clear Windows XP
Learning how to clear Windows XP is as easy as following these simple steps. Computers tend to slow down for many of reasons, including fragmented files, web history and internet cache. Luckily, Windows XP comes with many tools to help you clear your computer. Many third-party tools are available to help you as well. This article will focus on the following tools: Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter and CCleaner.
To clear Windows XP, you will need:
- Disk Cleanup
- Disk Defragment
- Back up your computer. This is a necessary precaution and a good practice against lost data. Windows XP come with an easy backup tool in the "System Tools" section of the Start menu.
- Uninstall old and unused programs. The easiest way to clear Windows XP and improve system speed is to uninstall old software you ever use. All software consumes a certain amount of RAM, thus affecting the speed of your computer.
- Clean up wasted space by using Disk Cleanup. You can find Disk Cleanup by clicking on "Start," "Programs," "Accessories" and "System Tools." Windows XP will automatically scan your disk for files. Select the section you want to delete and click "OK."
- Defragment your computer with Disk Defragmenter. Disk Defragmenter does an awesome job cleaning Windows XP. It simply reorganizes files into a proper order, so you can access the files quicker.
- Use third-party software. CClearner is quick and small, only about three MB. It can clean your internet history, cookies, caches and temporary files. Best of all, it is free. You can find it by doing a quick search on any search engine.
- Do not trust all third-party software because some may come with viruses and spyware.