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    Give your Win XP system an end-of-year cleaning


    Give your Win XP system an end-of-year cleaning

    By Susan Bradley

    Would you like to squeeze more life out of that older XP computer?
    Here are some tips for removing unnecessary files and freeing up some space on your PC.

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    About cleaning out old Restore Points -- CCleaner has a tool which can allow you to save as many or as few System Restore Points as you choose. I use this tool to remove those extra Restore Points created whenever software is updated, removed or reinstalled. Those can really add up to a lot of wasted disk space, unlike the Restore Points which precede major Windows Updates installations. Those I try to keep around for awhile. Selective removal (with the CCleaner tool) of unnecessary Restore Points is a normal part of my Windows XP and Windows 7 system maintenance routines.
    -- Bob Primak --

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