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My friend gave me an old Gateway Solo  laptop with Win XP Pro on it...........it desperately needs more RAM to make it in any way serviceable = but that is not the issue.

 

In using DISK CLEANUP, I found the following >>>>

 

MS Office Setup Files 289,034 KB

Setup Log Files 1,071 KB

 

Since I have NEVER seen any kind of computer with only a 10 GB HD, almost 7 GB of the HD is taken up with the OS and SP3 and MS Office.

I am only trying to clean this up for the grandkids to use and not for any serious personal use such as "crusing" the internet.

 

Thanks in advance.
 

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Shay   

Which Solo model is it?  Most of them came with 32MB of ram.  Win 98/winMe  machines.

TFC by Oldtimer

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

 

Would be good for cleaning up the Temp files.

 

 

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This is an old Gateway Solo 1400.........it has 256 MB ram - two 128 MB sticks - which as far as I can tell from googling, that is the MAX that this machine can take - sad to say.......I have TWO 256 MB sticks from another machine - same PC133 ram.

 

The HD maker cannot even be identified and only has 10 GB MAX of which 7 GB is used by XP Pro + SP3 and a few apps.

 

I use SPECCY to determine what is in the computer details.

 

I got the machine down to startup in 1 1/2 minutes vs the previous 3 1/2 minutes and I consider this normal or certainly a vast improvement.

 

Thanks for the help.
 

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What I found

1024 MB maximum system memory

https://panam.gateway.com/s/manlib/Notebooks/Solo1400/8508320/8508320.htm

Might want to check the size of the hiberfil. Have found that were way over the normal size by GBs.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/.

Another speed up is to set the page file to a minumum of 500 MB.

https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sysdm_advancd_perform_change_vmpagefile.mspx?mfr=true

That way, windows  is not spending so much time bumping up and closing down the page file. A trick I used myself.

To adjust System Restore disk space usage in Windows XP

https://www.winhelp.us/configure-system-restore-in-windows.html

 

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