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Making More Disk Space

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When you run a computer with a smaller hard-disk, you run into problems when you try to install large programs or when you try to save a lot of documents.

This How-To Article shows you how to use Disk Cleanup to clean up old unused files that are no longer needed by your computer.

Making More Disk Space

1. Start Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and click Disk Cleanup from the menu that appears.

2. From the first screen that appears, select (from the drop-down menu), which drive you would like to clean up.

3. Click OK.

4. Disk Cleanup will now take a few moments to scan through your system to see what files can be cleaned up.

5. Check the places which you would like to delete files for. (Please note that all the locations that Disk Cleanup displays are safe places to delete from. Only delete through Disk Cleanup though, as Disk Cleanup deletes differently than just you deleting files.)

6. Once you have checked all of the places that you would like to clear out files for, click the OK button.

Note: If you would like to clean up your system by deleting unused programs, you can click the More Options tab. You can also select if you would like Disk Cleanup to automatically display when Windows runs out of space by clicking the Settings tab.

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