How do I get to the "disk cleanup" so I can clean
Hewlett Packard (HP) computers come with preinstalled programs that some users enjoy. Others, however, find these complimentary programs cumbersome. If you do not plan on using some of the default HP programs, then you're better off removing them altogether. Lingering preinstalled software chews up your hard drive space, leading to a decrease in overall storage capacity as well as system performance. Luckily, you can clean up a new HP computer in just a few steps with the right know-how.
Click on the "Start Menu."
Click to select "Control Panel" from the list of options.
Click on the heading labeled "Uninstall a program." This is located beneath the "Programs" heading in the main Control Panel window. A new window will open up with a listing of all programs currently installed on your new HP computer.
Browse the list of programs until you notice any unwanted software. Click on the software that you want to remove and then click the "Uninstall" button located toward the top of the screen.
Click "Continue" when prompted by Windows. This will trigger an automated uninstall procedure, removing the clutter from your computer. Once you've purged your computer of unwanted HP software, you can further clean the computer of unused files, Internet cookies and cache files for even better performance.
Close all currently open windows.
Click on the Start Menu again.
Click "All Programs." A list of programs will expand to the right-hand side of the Start Menu.
Click on the "Accessories" folder to view its contents.
Click on the "System Tools" subfolder.
Click on "Disk Cleanup." This will open Microsoft's automated disk cleanup program, useful for purging unwanted files from your computer.
Click to "check" all the cleanup options that appear in the Disk Cleanup window. This will ensure that your system is completely cleaned of unneeded junk files; if any options are left unchecked, Windows will not delete certain files. Crucial system files and user files are not touched during disk cleanup, so you don't have to worry about losing your vital information during the process.
Click "OK" then select "Delete Files." Windows will then automatically remove unneeded files from your new HP computer according to Microsoft's website. This will free up hard drive space and help your PC run faster.
Nov 14, 2010 |
HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop