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Need to help to clean my recovery H disk is coming almost full.

My recovery h disk is full need help to clean up disk for more space, computer runnig slow. help ,window vista.

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    the c harddrive is full and I need to clean it I don't know how

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A hard drive is usually partitoned, one hard drive will show up as two. The recovery drive should not be messed with. Don't add files , nor delete files from that drive.

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  1. Run a complete virus scan.
  2. Turn off system restore. Click the Start Button, click Control panel, click the System Icon, On the Left of the System properties window you will see a list of Tasks, click on the System protection link,remove the mark from beside the drive you want to disable system restore on, A message will now appear asking: 'Are you sure you want to turn System restore off' click yes,Press the Turn System restore Off button
    System Restore will now be turned off on that particular drive.
    (To re-enable system restore just click your mouse in the box next to the drive you require system restore to monitor then click the Apply button and system restore will resume monitoring the drive).
  3. Disk clean up
    Click the Start , All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and open Disk Cleanup. Click Files from all users on this computer. Wait for System Cleanup to calculate how much space it can clean up. This could take some time. Click the More Options tab in the Disk Cleanup window. Click Clean up under System Restore and Shadow Copies, You want to delete all but the most recent system restore checkpoints and complete PC backups click Delete. Click OK in the Disk Cleanup window to close it. Disk cleanup will clean up files checked off in the Disk Cleanup tab before closing.
  4. Download ,install,and run,CCleaner from http://www.ccleaner.com/
  5. Defrag harddrive.
  6. Re-enable system restore.
  7. Restart computer.
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