How To Run Disk Cleanup On Your Hard Drive

I was asked the other day about how to run disk cleanup so you can gain space on your hard drive.

The following instructions apply to Windows 8 but the same principles apply to 7 & Vista.

First go to your start menu and click on computer

You will now see your hard drives and so for the basis of this we will use the C drive

Then right click on the hard drive that you want to run disk clean up on and select properties.

This will give you the following screen 

Now click on ” Disk Cleanup” and the following screen will appear.

You will be given a selection of options for you to remove , nearly all are safe to do so however if you have the option to remove office setup files ” DONT ” and if you have the option to compress files on your hard drive ” DONT”.

Finally press ” Delete Files” and you will have gained some hard drive space. 

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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