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  1. Hello- I'm using a laptop computer with Windows 7. I am the administrator and have a standard user account on the same computer. I use the standard account about 95% of the time. I'd like to know how I can password protect the user account as far as opening the CCleaner user interface. I do have an administrator account password.
  2. I have installed CCleaner initially via my administrator account on this laptop computer- Windows 7. I recently created a standard user account on this same computer and is NOT password protected. The administrator account is password protected. I regularly logon & use the standard account. The CCleaner app "works" without asking me for the administrator account password. My question is how could I prevent CCleaner from coming up without some form of security while logged into the standard account? It seems to me that I could make changes to the security permissions in CCleaner properties. I would appreciate any help or comments.
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    DRIVE WIPER

    I want to use the option to "wipe entire drive". My question is exactly what will it wipe out? I want the computer to work when I sell it. Does it wipe out the operating system? Thanks for your quick response last reply.
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    DRIVE WIPER

    Hello- I'm trying to sell my personal laptop computer. If I get a buyer, I want to be sure all my personal info is completely erased. Who knows, I may unknowingly sell it to a computer expert that could recover some personal data. My questions are- does driver wiper work well for this & what option should use- eg. 1 or 3 or 7 or 35- pass wiper? I have a 120- GB hard drive & it is about 43% used space on it. Roughly, how long would it take to run the drive wiper? Does it remove the operating system, which is Windows Vista? I want the computer to be usable and ready to go when some one buys it.
  5. Fragmentation Percentages were at 39% today. I removed all but the latest restore point and did a quick defrag. The percentage dropped to 14% after that. My question is how can I keep the percentages down without having to keep on removing restore points?
  6. Not positive, but I believe 5-GB. It will not store anymore than about 10- maximum different shadow copies. I know I reduced it sometime ago from default, and would store 10- 15 shadow copies.
  7. I have just done a defrag of my hard drive. Here is what I am seeing right after I defragged and analyzed. Why are the fragmentation percentages so high and what does it mean? I have deleted all restore points in the past & it does lower the percentages way down, but only for a very short time. What procedure could I try in a sequence that you tell me in steps to see if it helps? Computer has been VERY slow to load most any website lately and takes a long time to close out a website. Attached is a shot of an analyze right after I did a quick defrag.
  8. I have a question about the POH. I am seeing that it reads about 778- days. That amounts to about 18,600 hours. I am running a laptop personal computer with Windows Vista. My question is- could that be the actual time that the computer has been turned on & is there any other way I could find that data somewhere else on my computer to verify this is correct? I mean to say, is it stored locally on my computer & how would I find this info?
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    CPU Temperatures

    CPU Temps are running at 75+ degree Celcius, Motherboard at 85+ degree C. and hard drive at over 50- degrees C. most all the time. I have tried jacking up rear of Laptop & do not notice any reduction in temps. I cleaned fan, ducts, exhaust opening, etc. with compressed air & a powerful vacuum cleaner. Cooling fan does seem to work fine- speeds up when hot, slows when cooler. What else could I try besides disassembling computer & cleaning? Could the CPU need thermal paste to help transfer heat through the cooling duct? This laptop has well over 16,000 power on hours & has never been disassembled that I know of.
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    CPU Temperatures

    Could you tell me the maximum safe operating temp for a Laptop Personal Computer? I have noticed today that it was reading as high as 62- degrees Celcius. It will get higher as the ambient temperature & my room temps increase as the Summer Season is approaching. Thanks!
  11. I am using Windows Vista Home Basic on a Personal Computer.
  12. I tried exactly what you said to try. It did not increase or decrease percentage- still hung at 23%. What does that mean exactly & is that anything to be concerned about? This is concerning the free edition of Defraggler that I am having problems with.
  13. Percentages are ranging from about 22-29% after quick or full defragmenting. Sounds like to me that is extremely high. What can you tell me about that?
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    Monthly Updates

    My question is, when an update is available for installing, do I need to uninstall previous version before I download & install newest version? I have the free edition of Ccleaner installer right now on this P/C. I would also like to know about the Ccleaner Professional. The $24.95 price- is that for a year, month or for just how long?
  15. I know what you mean. If I could just find what programs I could uninstall without problems, I would do this to probably 20-programs that I am sure I never will use. Has anyone ever heard of www.shouldiremoveit.com? It is a download that helps you decide which programs to remove.
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