Temporary files, outdated drivers, browser caches, aborted downloads, System Restore shadows and images, unessential Windows Updates, protective services and unnecessary images and video files, etc. — they not just claim extra hard disk space, but also compete with the running programs and services for other valuable system resources. And when it happens, you can’t expect the desired performance from your esteemed programs and services. Unfortunately, this situation gives rise to a lot of other problems as well. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and here it comes in the form of disk cleanup utility. This is a built-in feature, available with all popular Windows versions including Windows 7 and Windows 8. So if you are running your PC on either of them, you have a reason to keep your fingers crossed.
Find below the command to access Disc Cleanup Tool in Windows 7 & 8.
1. Click the “Start” button.
2. In the search box, type “Disk Cleanup”, and then, in the list of results, click “Disk Cleanup”.
3. In the Drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click “OK”.
4. In the “Disk Cleanup” dialog box, on the “Disk Cleanup” tab, select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then click “OK”.
5. In the message that appears, click “Delete files”.
The above steps will definitely help you in getting better performance from your PC. The Disk Cleanup utility also gives you access to two more advanced features. First, Programs and Features. With this, you can uninstall programs that are no longer in use. You can read the amount of space every program is occupying under the Size column. Second, System Restore and Shadow Copies. This will help you to delete older restore points that you got created by the system as a part of its backup activity.
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