Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Windows XP Speed Secret #10: Remove Un-Used Programs & Files
You may have a bunch of software packages on your hard drive that
are no longer needed, or they were gratuitously installed when you
downloaded some other package. Toolbars, file-sharing
programs, free email enhancers, online shopping "companions"
and download managers are notorious for this practice.
These uninvited guests can put a big drag on your startup time, cause web
pages to load slowly, and generally bog down your computer.
1. Click Start button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs icon
4. See what programs are installed that you don’t typically use
5. Select the Remove button for the ones you know you don't need
If you’re unsure about some programs, do a web search to learn
about the ones that you need to keep.