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JShep

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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2009, 11:35:54 AM »
Usually files/folders labeled "temp" can be removed safely. -> At your own risk.

You can change the amount of virtual memory by adjusting the settings found using start->settings->control panel->system. Select the "Performance" tab and then click the "Virtual Memory" button. (XP)

Lowering the amount of space Windows uses for swap memory may not be the best way to free up extra space and could cause other performance issues.

8GB of hard disk space? It's probably time to consider an upgrade.


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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2009, 11:48:51 AM »
Yeah, George, buy a new one. My new one is bloody great. I also got a new monitor, the Samsung Syncmaster T220P.

In general, the thing is a low flying space machine on steroids and meth.

BLoody wonderful computer. I now live in front of it. Movies have reduced my brain to the size of a pinhead, and games are destroying that.

My C drive, for example, is the smallest one and it's 80G. I already filled it up once, bloody utorrent defaulted to downloading in it. Fixed now, of course.

Cost a months pay, though. Both mine AND my wife's.
Just another roadkill on the information superhighway.

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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2009, 11:51:54 AM »
So, what did you get? I'll probably have to persist with this one until after summer holidays. I've got plenty of space on "G" and "F" drives, but a lot of programs refuse to be moved.
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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2009, 12:15:45 PM »

George,

how about the grunty solution of reinstalling some programs in a different partition if you don't want to delve into "PArtition Magic".

1- Uninstall said applications from C
2- see which one of you other partitions is the biggest/has the most free space
3- create a new folder in that partition called "my programs"
4- Install those program in this new folder.

5- (and more important) go get more RAM.. shouldn't cost ya more than 100 or 200 RMB for 1 or even 2GB of RAM depending on the type of RAM your motherboard can handle


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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2009, 04:48:23 AM »
Thanks Noles. I hate uninstalling and re-installing, but it's prolly the only way. Buying more RAM? Sounds like I'd have to get mechanical..open the bonnet, look for the RAM bit, figure out how to replace it and all....then I'd notice the dust!  bibibibibi
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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2009, 05:09:22 AM »

Don't even bother replacing the RAM yourself if you don't know what type you got in there.
unplug the unit, stick it in a taxi, get yourself to the computer shop and ask for 1 GB or 2 Gb of RAM. They'll put it in for you in under 5mn.
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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2009, 05:20:14 AM »
 bibibibibi TIFC! I forgot how simple these sorts of things can be. I'll have to do that. They'll probably do the dust for me too!. Ta, Noles.
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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2009, 06:30:45 AM »
That old HD needs a nice scrub so
get

http://www.ccleaner.com/

run it and clean that old HD nice and spanky new
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Re: Advice please....
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2009, 08:45:18 AM »
Thanks, Spugly. Workd like a charm.
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