Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Saturday, November 20, 2010

This Friday night was a scheduled maintenance day in my box. You would have observed from my recent posts that I also did some cleanup on Windows 7. Today I had to repeat this exercise from around 3 AM on my Windows XP box as well.

  1. Junk File Storage: 12 Giga Bytes
  2. Google Chrome Cache Size: 6 Giga Bytes (I wonder why Google Chrome does not ship with an option to regulate and control Cache Size like in other browsers)
  3. I also periodically cleanup the Profile folder and refresh it because most of the junk applications cling to it. Again, Google Chrome has a bad habit of installing to the user data folder and got removed off. The Profile folder was around 1.3 Giga Bytes:

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  4. Unneeded Applications Removed. Significantly Windows Live Mail which was using 37 mega bytes.
  5. The other day I was using ISORecorder which left a junk VirtualScsi Control and locked the ISO file. To remove it I had to navigate to DeviceManager and uninstall the Virtual SCSI clients and then remove the ISO file. Around 300 Mega Bytes junk ISO file was deleted in that process.
  6. A heavy hitting registry cleaner resurrected the control panel of all the junk entries. Check out Eusing free registry cleaner.
  7. Defragmentor detected a 47 per cent fragmentation of the drive causing an unusually slow system and gained it in another two hour maintainance operation.  Check out AUSLogics Free Disk Defrag.

Around 7.30 AM Eastern now (as of this writing), All Systems Up and Go!

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