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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning out the HD

Is there a way to clean out the harddrive if u dont have the orginal windows or other program discs? There is alot of stuff on this used laptop i have and I want to get rid rid of all the old stuff but keep the Windows XP and photoshop software. Anyway to do this or do i h ave to have the orginal XP and PS disc?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 03:03 PM
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Well, you could just uninstall everything you don't want from control panel and do a registry/file clean with a program like Ashampoo Winoptimizer or CCleaner, but remember it won't be TRULY clean in the sense that it's hard to COMPLETELY remove/uninstall a program because it always leave behind some data. Your best bet would be to do a format and reinstall XP.
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If you just want two things installed,

just do a complete format and reinstall

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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how do i do a format and reinstall without the discs? I can probably find an xp disc probably but i dont want to lose the PS software

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quit using pirated software?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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lol its not pirated, its registered i just got the laptop second hand and i dont have the orginal software thats on there

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