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    Slow startup

    I added the following line to Autoexec.bat
    del C:WindowsTemp*.tmp>nul
    that I got from Woody's Windows Watch and my computer is slower starting now than before.
    Any thoughts anyone?

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    Re: Slow startup

    Yes, it takes time to delete all of the temp files. Also, if you install any new software that requires a reboot, the deletion may kill the install and will NOT complete. It is best to manually delete the temp files and them reboot your machine. Each bootup adds files to the temp folder, so if you delete the files with out a reboot, Windows may NOT run very well. <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Slow startup

    Thanks for the tip. Now the $99,000 question, what is the easiest and most effective way to manually delete the temp files?

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    Re: Slow startup

    Hi
    I find the best way is to set up a batch file to clear the temp folder on shut-down. You then need a desktop shortcut to DOS (for shutting down) where you can add the /k switch to the command line, allowing you to Run your batch file. Email me for fuller details (or I can post them if enough people are interested).
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    Re: Slow startup

    I delete these files from Windows Explorer. As for using DOS, in the NEW OS's there is NO DOS window, so one needs to learn how to clean up their machine with out DOS.

    Also with these NEW OS's with the user accounts, there are separate Windows temp type folders and internet temp folders for each user account. So one DOS batch file will NOT work, unless each and ALL users have an "Admin" account, which they should NOT.

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    Re: Slow startup

    Sorry, don't quite understand the point you are trying to make. I was answering a post in the Windows 98 Forum, and as far as I know 98SE is the latest. The batch file method, as you rightly say, cannot be used for say, Win2k, but nobody was saying it could be, least of all me. I have a dual booting system (98SE and 2k) and it is quite irritating to find all sorts of useful DOS ideas missing, but there's not much point in going into that sort of detail in a 98 Forum.
    In my 98 side of things I use a batch file in the way I said, and I only wish I could also do it for Windows 2000.

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    Re: Slow startup

    And I was making the STATEMENT that those that WILL be upgrading will be losing the toys as you stated. They get dependent on them and then do NOT know what to do. I spend a lot of time cleaning up machines for those who do NOT what to learn how to do it. They have tried these batch files from the different sites and have messed up there machines because they do NOT understand what the bat file are doing.

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    Re: Slow startup

    Now I see what you are saying. However, the batch file(s) I am talking about are those you make yourself with only simple commands in them. I would not advocate downloading batch files from websites and running them unless it were clear exactly what each command was doing. On that we are agreed. Where we seem to differ is that I would suggest to a user to learn how to do something conveniently in his current OS, whether or not it would work on more modern systems. He may have no intention of upgrading, and even if he did, we'd cross that bridge in due course.

    Rgds

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