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(Solved) - Trying To free up some Memory

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  • Started 3 years ago by KristieMarie
  • Latest reply from StringJunky
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KristieMarie
KristieMarie
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So I was going though computer program s to see if whast in there THat i Don't use or need.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ALT Update kb973923 - x8...
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistribuatable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributeable -KB246175
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributeable KB24671...
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributeable KB24671...
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributeable - x64 9.0.3...
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributeable - x86 9.0.3

Do I need to keep all of these?

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LH
LH
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KristieMarie hi. what program did you use to find these ?

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KristieMarie
KristieMarie
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Controll pannel then to programs and saw all those. Wondering if I need them all

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LH
LH
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Those files are tiny, and may be needed for other programs to run properly. I should leave them.
Using this will help clear out the dead stuff,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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When you've run Ccleaner click on Tools (In Ccleaner) > System Restore > remove all the entries except the greyed out one at the top which you can't and don't want to delete anyway...that might get you a few gig. It's always worth keeping an eye on the number of System Restore files if disk space is at a premium.

Just as an educative note: 'memory' is the very short-term volatile storage stuff that resides in the RAM sticks, for the CPU to use and drop data on its demand, and not the hard drive...it's 'disk space' you are trying to recover not 'memory'. ;}

Tony

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KristieMarie
KristieMarie
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Thanks guys :) I'm horrible with computer Terminology so sorry on my part. Oh and quicky question. What is better Google Crome, FireFox, Internet Explorer 9..ect.?

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germ-x
germ-x
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Whatever one you feel most comfortable with. They all have their good points and not so good points.
many people have different opinions as to which one is best

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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I'll stick my neck out and say Chrome or FF...they can be modified easier to suit :)

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