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this is a very good cleaner http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed/

it's what i use.
Ive already installed it, Thanks anyways mate
    
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The fastest USB I have can only transfer at 4MB/s, wouldn't this slow down the system?
Shouldn't. No harm in trying, and if it does cause slowdown, it's as simple as unplugging the flash drive. (just make sure you don't have anything important on it as it's best to format the drive for Readyboost)
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Like 185.2MB matter.....
I hope none of my passwords have been deleted by CCleaner
if so, oh damn, im going to have to remember.. lol


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Shouldn't. No harm in trying, and if it does cause slowdown, it's as simple as unplugging the flash drive. (just make sure you don't have anything important on it as it's best to format the drive for Readyboost)
I use the USB for booting a portable XP on systems I'm rebuilding :/
it does take about 7mins to boot, but it gets the job done.

Isn't 4GB RAM enough?
I am currently using 1.66GB with quite abit open (chrome, WLM, WMP, etc)
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SSD's are not available in my area.

I can pay for software if its a MUST.



Thank you so much for all the input so far guys, i have done all the things you've suggested so far, Ive scanned/defragged/disabled services/stopped startup items etc
I will rep the people who deserve it.
What do you mean their not available in your area?

Amazon in UK ~ 100

I'd recommend an SSD to speed up any system for an everyday user. In my opinion it was the most noticeable upgrade I have ever made to my computer and worth every penny. Anyone that has purchased a good SSD won't disagree with that. AND you can just take it out and put it in your next machine.
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I hope none of my passwords have been deleted by CCleaner
if so, oh damn, im going to have to remember.. lol
thats why i write them down in a memo book,
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Cleaning the registry is not recommended.
Why is this?

I've been using CCleaner to clean my registry fairly frequently for the last 4 or 5 years... Never had an issue.
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What do you mean their not available in your area?

OCZ 60GB Agility 2 Amazon in UK ~ 100
I live in Croydon, London, no shops near/in croydon sell SSD's only HDD's up to 320GB.

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thats why i write them down in a memo book,
I shall consider this .



is it safe just to delete all the rubbish from this?

    
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Installing software to make your pc faster is usually a step in the wrong direction. Check out the link about disabling services and use ccleaner to sortout your startup apps (it does a better job then msconfig), that will do more good then any software can.

Its safe to delete that crap, but it will not make any noticeable difference to your pc. Thats the problem with apps like ccleaner/glarys util, they do do a good job at finding and removing useless stuff, but windows really isn't affected by that, it just gives a warm fuzzy feeling of a clean pc, but no speed gain.
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Why is this?

I've been using CCleaner to clean my registry fairly frequently for the last 4 or 5 years... Never had an issue.
It's just not a good idea. Sometimes your cleaning app doesn't recognize that the register file is being used by a specific program and deletes it, causing possible crashes and such.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/836...l#post11653381
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I hope none of my passwords have been deleted by CCleaner
if so, oh damn, im going to have to remember.. lol
I usually uncheck cleaning out my browsers cache just so I don't lose my saved passwords...should be in the Application options somewhere.

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Why is this?

I've been using CCleaner to clean my registry fairly frequently for the last 4 or 5 years... Never had an issue.
If anything it has fixed issues I have had in the past
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