- Downloading and installing operating system updates
- Removing files from the computer that are no longer needed
- Checking the computer hard drive for errors
- Defragmenting the computer hard drive to improve performance
- Backing up personal files and other data
Note For information about performing basic maintenance for computers running Microsoft Windows Vista, please visit the following Microsoft web site:
For more information about how to keep Windows up to date, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.
- If the Select Drive window appears, click the (C:) drive, or the drive you want to clean up, and click OK, otherwise move on to Step 3.
- After Disk Cleanup scans the hard drive for files that can be cleaned, select one or more of the following file types:Downloaded Program Files
Temporary Internet Files
Offline Web pages
Microsoft Error Reporting Temporary Files
WebClient/Publisher Temporary Files
- Click OK.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel window, double-click Internet Options.
- On the General tab, click Delete Files.
- When the Delete Files window appears, check Delete all offline content.
- Click OK.
- Right-click My Computer and click Explore.
- When the Windows Explorer window opens, expand drive C: in the left pane.
- Expand the Windows folder.
- Expand the Cookies folder.
- Click in the right pane.
- Press <Ctrl> + <A> to select all objects.
- Press <Delete> to delete all the files.
- Click OK to confirm file deletion.
Note You must be logged in as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to run this program.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
- Click Start, and point to Programs, Accessories, and then System Tools.
- Click Disk Defragmenter.
- When the Disk Defragmenter window appears, click to highlight the volume that you want to defragment, which in most cases is your primary hard drive, the C: drive.
- Click Analyze.
- When the analysis is complete and a window appears advising whether the volume needs to be defragemented, click Defragment Now.
- Click the Start button, and then click My Computer.
- Right-click the hard disk drive you want to scan, and then left-click Properties.
- In the Local Disk Properties window, click the Tools tab.
- From the Tools tab, click Check Now.
- Click to select the box next to Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
- Click Start.
The most common data locations include:
- Outlook e-mail folders
- Outlook contacts and notes
- My Documents folder
- Frequently used programs
- Frequently used folders/files
- Other important files
Artikel-id: 959060 - Laatst bijgewerkt: 13 nov. 2008 - Revisie: 1