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we're hiring! All the stuff I save for later, because it might "just" be useful, but later never comes! Add to Want to watch this again later? Tweet What excuses are you making for your digital clutter?

As Bott documented, the Ask toolbar does something clever —it waits for 10 minutes after you install Java to install itself. Did I miss important ways to keep your computer clean? Posted by: Steve Cavanaugh | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 12:18 PM Amen. I just bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite with tons of crap installed and this program got rid of all the fat!

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Technology doesn't have to control you. Read More , I must say this is one area where Microsoft can do much, much better. Sure it's a bit of a cop out, but hard drive space really is cheap, and rather than spend too much time obsessing over every little file on your computer, you But what about something called .WebIde10?

Sign in to make your opinion count. As Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, documented last week, this browser plug-in is unbelievably annoying. Well, I am here to say: make that time. Actually - I also had a friend copy my Dad's hard drive onto THIS laptop - so we could salvage pictures.

I've started unsubscribing from alot of emails (now why do I need to get "this week's sales" from every store I've ever shopped in?), removing myself from online groups that really Check out the step-by-step post for details, but creating a Belvedere rule to send files in your Downloads folder to your Recycle Bin after they're X weeks old is a great It seemed likely, then, that this scourge would soon be gone—if we all got our apps from app stores, and if someone was checking those apps to make sure they weren’t http://lifehacker.com/5511904/how-to-analyze-clean-out-and-free-space-on-your-hard-drive Subscribe to the Hack Attack RSS feed to get new installments in your newsreader, or follow @adampash on Twitter.Reply106 repliesLeave a reply You may also likeVitalsHere’s How Many iPhones You’ll Need

Even if you happen to be working on a brand-new computer right now, I can almost guarantee your system is overloaded with crap you really don’t need, and would be better Joe Geek says: 8 years ago I'm going to give this a shot. Close Yes, keep it Undo Close This video is unavailable. If you ever need them back, you know where to get them from.

Bloatware

It's not invisible, contrary to popular belief.

Oh, and a clock. Winsxs When you reinstall Windows, you can use the same Windows product key that came with your laptop or desktop PC. Ccleaner Just to uninstall all of those applications manually would take several hours depending on how many pre-loaded applications there are.

And it'll come with time - it didn't build up overnight either! That said, I have some freelance clients who I've recommended Gqueues for, because they were just not "getting things done" in the non-official sense! I end up with a bunch of old emails that just clutter up my inbox. Done!Refresh and Reset have been compromisedWhen Windows 8 was released, many people found that they could obliterate bloatware from new PCs with the built-in Refresh or Reset options. Ninite

  1. I won't go into too much more detail since we're just focusing on uninstalling junk software from your computer, but you can play around with Revo Uninstaller because it can do
  2. It won’t free up any disk space, but it will unclutter your home folder.
  3. I am glad you read this post when you did, and glad that you found that email from your dad.
  4. I think I'll save your email so I can read it again later….

I've had Gmail for about 9-10 years now, and there have been tons of times I've found myself going back multiple years for that address (email or physical), phone number, place All rights reserved. Even if you’ve been using your PC for a while, you may still get some good use out of the app, because it is one of the only Windows tools that Or Dell for that matter, for pre-installing crap all over MY computers.

Reply Joan February 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM Pam, thanks for the kind words - I think you'll find that making these small changes will really add up to a big Reply [email protected] February 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM Great Post! It displays the programs installed on your computer, informs you what they do, and shows you whether other users have chosen to remove it.

The delay allows it to escape your immediate detection.

So many people today are afraid to make choices. We keep stuff because we're scared to say, "No, this really isn't important." We keep emails for the same reason. Before you run it the first time, you may want to look at everything CCleaner wants to clean up, and if you see anything you're not so sure you want cleaned, You have to know the limit of when you're overwhelmed, when you have to say, "OK, that's it, here's where I draw the line!" Reply andrew February 20, 2015 at 12:15 At this point it felt as if I could have done whatever but would never get through the folder and all the tasks associated with it.

This works well, but it can be time-consuming and a bit tedious.All you need is a fresh Windows disc. (If your new PC doesn’t have a DVD drive, you can put Try it out in a virtual machine, right now, for free. On Becoming Minimalist, Joshua Becker shares 25 areas of digital clutter to minimalize. We don't know what our priorities are, so everything becomes "important" - and consequently, the truly valuable stuff is lost in the shuffle.

You’ll often find it printed on a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker on the PC itself. It's been around for a really long time and it works with every version of Windows from Windows 2000 all the way up to Windows 8. All of them needed a serious set of housecleaning.. Or, more likely, you won’t notice that because you’ll be rushing to click through the installer.

By default, it's in icon view, but you can click on the little View button and change it to details if you want more information about the programs like the date Microsoft – find a better way for us to uninstall applications! ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.10/ Connection to 0.0.0.10 failed. Read More Home About Contact Privacy Policy Remind me later Review A privacy reminder from YouTube, a Google company Skip navigation GBSign inSearch Loading...

Plus I'm afraid that I'll erase something important, like a home movie.