Remove Temporary Files to Speed Up Your Computer

Windows loves to write files all the time to your hard drive, and until you run out of room on your hard drive or ask it to clean it up, it will leave old temporary files there. Windows XP comes with a handy program that cleans them up.
To clean up temporary files on your hard drive with Windows XP, go to:

  • Start
  • Programs
  • Accessories
  • System Tools
  • Disk Cleanup

For other Windows operating systems you may have to manually remove temporary files. To find out how, go to Windows help and search for "temporary files".

This should be performed once a week.