Go to Start -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories" -> "System Tools" -> "Disk Cleanup"
This will cleanup several files for you and free up some space. You should run this utility periodically.
Go to Start -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories" -> "System Tools" -> "Disk Defragmenter"
However, you will rarely have to use it. Only turn to this utility if you are truly stuck. It will try to correct damaged files as well as reorganizing the hard drive for more efficient use. It typically runs for a long period of time. As such, I suggest you run it overnight.
Go to Start -> "Documents" -> "Downloads" (under "Favorites")
This will list the files you have downloaded to your machine, either intentionally or not. You may delete the files here, but be careful, this is a favorite hideout for spam files.
Select "Tools" from the action bar -> select "Temporary Internet files and website files" (and anything else you think pertinent).
History -> Clear Recent History (particularly select, "Browsing & Download History," "Cookies," and "Cache.")
For earlier versions of Firefox, you may find it under "Tools."
Go to the Settings (the three little horizontal bars to the right of the web address line).
Select "Settings" -> "Show advanced settings" (at the bottom of the screen) -> Under "Privacy" select "Clear browsing data" -> On the panel, select "Clear browsing history," and "Empty the cache" (and anything else you think pertinent).
* Letters and other documents.
* Financial software.
* E-mail address books
* E-mail messages
* Web browser bookmarks or "Favorites"
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