Small Hard drive, need to clear space on XP

Below are some good ways to clear out unnecessary files from your Window XP c:\ drive partition to gain needed hard drive space.

From a Microsoft discussion board posting from Jan 2009.

Summary points (read complete posting for detailed links and information):
  • Use the Microsoft Disk Cleanup Tool
  • Empty the Recycle Bin
  • Disable Hiberation and and delete hiberfil.sys
  • Change System Restore number of restore points
  • Clear Temporary Internet Files
  • Use ccleaner
Read all the options in this posting.

Enjoy the cleaning! Of course, be sure you have a backup and do the "special" cleaning tools not during critical time of use of that computer. Just in case!