I’ve been pushing the 80GB limit on my Thinkpad for some time. I just noticed that XP seemed to accumulate a lot of temporary files in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\temp . I wasn’t sure how to get rid of them, but found a program that makes it painless: Ccleaner.
The program is freeware, and is relatively straightforward. I turned off checking for various features that I want to retain (e.g. history in my browsers), and selected the “analyze” button. Less than 10 minutes later, Ccleaner had found 2GB of files to delete. Selecting the “delete” button did the job in a few minutes.
I also ran the utility on the registry, and discovered lots of pointers to programs that haven’t been on the computer in years.
I wonder if my PC will ran faster, now ….