From the Editor
Computeractive moved offices recently, so we needed a big clearout. It’s astonishing how much clutter had grown around my desk. It seemed to have spread like Japanese Knotweed through a Cotswolds garden. And yet I was still nervous about what to throw away. Would I need that old coffee-stained notepad? Whose phone number is on that Post-it note? Should I pack the kitchen sink?
I know that many of you have similar doubts when clearing junk from your PC. You realise how important it is to do, but worry that you’ll accidentally uninstall files that are essential to how your PC runs. So in this issue’s Cover Feature (page 50) we explain precisely what’s safe to remove, and what you must keep.
I hope you’ll find it useful, but I’ll understand if the task of cleaning your PC doesn’t rank particularly highly in your life’s achievements. You can share these with other people by turning your life story into a podcast (page 40).