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09-Oct-2007, 09:36 PM #1
Removing useless preinstalled programs
I just bought a new Toshiba A215 with vista home premium. It has one GB of Ram and goes quite slow. I noticed that there is a ton of stuff preinstalled. Can anyone write a list of which programs I can safely uninstall without affecting the computer? I dont know what's good to keep and what to remove.

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09-Oct-2007, 09:51 PM #2
Start/control panel/programs and features.
Pretty much anything in the list is unneccessary.
Keep updates.
Depends what you want to keep.
I would keep a firewall and antivirus working.
To the left there is a link for windows programs and features.
You can turn off what you don't need.
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09-Oct-2007, 10:25 PM #3
Thanks Leroy. I deleted a few things, but for example all the "TOSHIBA" programs, (like dvd player and all the other stuff I have no clue what it is!) is it ok to delete?

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09-Oct-2007, 10:48 PM #4
Vista has a lot of those programs built into it so in MOST cases you can delete them. Check to see which ones are starting up when you boot your comp.
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11-Oct-2007, 12:42 AM #5
You may want to keep the DVD player as windows may need the codecs to play DVD movies.

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