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03-Sep-2007, 09:01 AM #1
Solved: Can I remove some of these programs?
I'm trying to clean up my hard drive and have removed a bunch of bloatware that Dell loaded when I bought my computer 3/25/05. These are some that I'm not sure about. I hope someone can give me a clue if any of these are safe to get rid of or if you know what they are so I know whether or not I used them! Thanks!

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Intel(R) PRO Network Adapters & Drivers (last used 3/25/05)
Intel(R) PRO Set for Wired Connections (last used 3/25/05)
Intel(R) 537EP V9XDF PCI Modem
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Intellipoint 4.0
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Nanguage Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
MicroStaff WINASPI
Modem Event Monitor
Modem Helper (last used 3/25/05)
Move Networks Media Player for Internet Explorer
MPM
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
Open CASE Media Agent
Power DVD 5.3
QuickTime (last used 3/25/05)
Windows Installer 3.1
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03-Sep-2007, 09:06 AM #2
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Originally Posted by paterd
I'm trying to clean up my hard drive and have removed a bunch of bloatware that Dell loaded when I bought my computer 3/25/05. These are some that I'm not sure about. I hope someone can give me a clue if any of these are safe to get rid of or if you know what they are so I know whether or not I used them! Thanks!

Banctec Service Agreement
Media Experience
Dell Support
Intel(R) PRO Network Adapters & Drivers (last used 3/25/05)
Intel(R) PRO Set for Wired Connections (last used 3/25/05)
Intel(R) 537EP V9XDF PCI Modem
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Intellipoint 4.0
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Nanguage Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
MicroStaff WINASPI
Modem Event Monitor
Modem Helper (last used 3/25/05)
Move Networks Media Player for Internet Explorer
MPM
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
Open CASE Media Agent
Power DVD 5.3
QuickTime (last used 3/25/05)
Windows Installer 3.1
I would leave all that on there, especially the drivers and Microsoft stuff, though you could remove PowerDVD and QuickTime, if you really wanted to.
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06-Sep-2007, 08:18 PM #3
Thanks, I thought most of them should stay, but wanted to check.
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06-Sep-2007, 08:52 PM #4
Sure.

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