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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    Clean up XP

    We all know how messy Windows is when it comes to temporary files, but that doesn't mean we can't do something about it. Users of WindowsXP Pro can force the OS to clean up after itself. First click Start, then Run and type in "gpedit.msc", that will open up the Group Policy editor (Note you must have administrative access).

    From there follow this path Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Temporary Folder. Open up the attributes for the "...Temp Folder Upon Exit" and select disable. After that's done, close the Group Policy editor and from now on when you turn off your PC, Windows will clean out its temporary folders.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Have you tried this? Will this slow down your PC's shutdown?

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    Have you tried this? Will this slow down your PC's shutdown?
    At a guess, I'd say yes, but it's something I will try. I use WinRAR and it leaves a lot of temp files.

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    I haven't tried it, because I barely shutdown my PC.
    Also I think I already have something else because my temp folder is very empty (2.8 MB) "I think is called Disk clean up" I run out of space so often that it gets cleared out by itself

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    I use windows washer for this open click wash and your done



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    I use windows washer for this open click wash and your done
    Yep I think windows washer is the best one click solution of all

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    I use a batch file cleaner that I learned of from Langalist. Just looking at other cleaning solutions.

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