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Can i clean my hard drive of unwanted files not just deletethem?

Hi my name is Pere. I have tried various drive clean methods but not with any success. Can anyone help. I live in New Zealand am currently receiving a Govt. pension so money is tight. I would just like to erase unwanted information on the hard drive to free up space. Look forward to any suggestions.
Thanks perebronnum@kol.co.nz

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Your first check should be the add/remove applet in Control Panel. Uninstall any programs that you no longer use. This is the safest way to free up space.
You only need to delete any files that you don't need, and then empty the recycle bin. But be very careful what you delete, or you may find your computer wil no longer run. You don't need a special program to do this.

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I suggest you to visit this site www.GeekSquad.com and download it, so you can free up your hard drive.

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