How can I free up some Hard Drive space?

During the life of your system, you’ll accumulate more than your share of useless files. Since they take up hard drive space just like any other files, why not delete them and gain back some hard drive space? Windows provides a Disk Cleanup utility to erase unnecessary files whenever they build up.

To run Disk Cleanup:

  1. Select the Start button on your taskbar
  2. Select All Programs
  3. Select Accessories
  4. Select System Tools
  5. Select Disk Cleanup. Windows will start analyzing your hard drive for files it doesn’t need anymore. This process could take a few minutes, so be patient. Once it has finished analyzing your hard drive, Windows will display a categorized list of the files you can safely remove, along with how much space you will save.
  6. Check any boxes next to categories of files you wish to delete
  7. Select OK. Disk Cleanup will prompt you to confirm your action.
  8. Select Yes. Disk Cleanup will begin deleting files in the categories you selected.
  9. Run the Disk Cleanup program every month or so to erase unneeded files.