Re: Should I uninstall PC Health?



"clyde@xxxxxxx" <clydemailgr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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I have a really small hard drive (8 GB) and it's full right now.
So I want to remove something and free some space.
I am thinking to remove something called PC Health.
I don't remember ever using it.
Can somebody tell me what isit and if should I remove it?

If you're referring to C:\WINDOWS/pchealth, I'd advise against removing that
folder. For starters, it contains the files used to run the Help and Support
Center. Also, it's at most 30MB in size. Not much space saved there.

If replacing your current hard drive (or adding a second HD and relocating your
personal files) is not an option, here are some steps you can take to free up
some space.

1. Reduce the amount of hard drive space allocated to System Restore.

Go to Control Panel and double click the System icon.
Click on the System Restore tab.
Under Available drives, click on the C drive so it's highlighted.
Hit the Settings button.
Move the slider to the left so it reserves no more than 500MBs of HD space.
This may leave you with only a few restore points, but that's the price you pay
for having a small HD.

2. Reduce the amount of space allocated for Internet Explorer's
cache.

Go to Control Panel and double click Internet Options.
Hit the Settings button in the Browsing history section on the General page.
Note: Hit the Settings button in the Temporary Internet Files section of the
General page if using IE6.
Reduce the amount of disk space used to something between 50 and 100 MB.

3. Reduce the amount of space used by the Recycle bin.

Right click the Recycle bin icon on the Desktop and select Properties from the
menu.
Move the slider to the left. 5% should be more than enough.

4. Remove Windows Update uninstall files.

The files used to uninstall updates to Windows can be deleted
if you're confident that they will not have to be uninstalled
in the future. These files can be found in the Windows folder
with names similar to this $NtUninstallKB123456$. They are
hidden folders so make sure you enable viewing of hidden files
and folders in Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab.
Note: Do not delete the $hf_mig$ folder. This folder will be
used by future updates.

Here's a web site which provides an automated way of deleting
these folders.

Courtesy of Doug Knox, MS-MVP
Removes Hotfix Backup files and the Add/Remove Programs
Registry entries.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm

5. Disable hibernation.

Check Control Panel -> Power Options -> Hibernate tab. Uncheck "Enable
hibernation".

Good luck

Nepatsfan


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