Re: Vista System maintenance (was Upgrade computer Was (Re: "budget" laptop?)

Subject: Re: Vista System maintenance (was Upgrade computer Was (Re: "budget" laptop?)
From: "Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:46:03 -0500

It's always a huge help to know of sources for free ware, ESPECIALLY
when people have used it before. Thanks a lot Edgar!

I finally located the Windows maintenance programs, which I used to
check and clean up the computer. It might not be as good as CCleaner,
but being just a couple of steps above a novice in knowledge about OS
etc., I'll just suffer along with MS utilities. At least until I
become better informed. I left the registry alone when I used it.

An FYI to anyone who's at about the same user level: The Vista system
is organized differently than any previous version. Although you might
have heard that the programs such as Word are different already,
finding your system resources takes quite a bit of hunting. When you
change to Vista, take some time to explore it. And I'd highly advise
indexing your computer. I know that others have advised that this is a
resource heavy option, but it's the only way I managed to find
anything through Explorer. I much preferred the old type of
organization, because it was more transparent.

Today I invest in more RAM!

Thanks again,


On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 1:14 AM, Edgar D' Souza
<edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 11:19 PM, Kathleen MacDowell
> <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com> wrote:
>> Do I clear out the Temp folder at C//Windows/Temp or is there a
>> different folder?
> Umm... how about you download and install CCleaner?
> I have used it personally, and it has done good for me, and not messed
> up my Windows XP. It also cleans more than just your TEMP folder (see
> description at above page) However:
> - I haven't used it on Vista, and cannot attest to it's performance there; YMMV.
> - Since you've already had others wisely advising you to leave the
> registry alone, you might want to avoid making any registry changes
> with this tool - or if you want to let it do its thing, definitely
> accept its offer to back up first... (would agree with others' advice,
> and think you should leave the registry alone).
> Ed.

Kathleen MacDowell

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