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Removing old programs, please help.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Shortyman801, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. Shortyman801

    Shortyman801 Thread Starter

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    Here is a list of the programs that are in my Add or remove programs list, can you tell me what is not crucial to normal internet and computer usage. I dont want to remove any games or web plugins.

    ACDSee
    Ad-aware SE personal
    Adobe flash player plugin
    Adobe reader 8.1.0
    Adobe shockwave player
    Adobe photoshop album starter edition 3.0
    AIM 6
    AOL uninstaller
    Apple mobile device support (I do not have an Iphone so do it need this?)
    Apple software update
    Arcsoft Photofantasy
    Arcsoft Photo impression
    Arcsoft photo impression 2000
    Compuserve
    Cypress USB mass storage driver installation
    Easy CD & DVD creator 6
    Efax messenger plus
    Empire earth(game)
    F/A 18 Precision strike fighter (its a game)
    Feild and Stream Trophy buck (also a game)
    Finale Notepad 2007 (need that)
    GTK + 2.10.6-1 runtime environment
    HP customer participation program 7.0
    HP imaging device functions 7.0
    HP photosmart Premier software 6.5
    HP precisionscan Pro 3.1 ( I think that some of this is for ourscanner and somefor a printer
    HP share to web
    HP software update
    HP solution center 7.0
    IE host
    Image mixer VCD/DVD2 for olympus (camera I think)
    IOI Multimedia Card reader
    Ipod for windows 2006-03-23
    Itunes
    JS2E runtime environment 5.0 update 3
    JS2E runtime environment 5.0 update 6
    Java(TM) 6 update 2
    Liveupdate 3.0 (Symantec Corporation)
    Liveupdate Notice (symantec Corporation)
    Macromedia Flash player 8 (can I keep this and get rid of Adobe or vice-versa)
    Mall of America Tycoon
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft Money 2004
    Microsoft Money 2004 System pack
    Microsoft office 2000 Disc 2
    Microsoft office Professional
    Microsoft office Powerpoint veiwer 2007 (english)
    Microsoft Works 7.0
    Microsoft Zoo Tycoon
    Mozilla Firefox (2.0.0.6)
    MSN Music Assistant
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
    Multimedia Keyboard Driver
    My wal-Mart Digital Photo Center
    Norton Antivirus 2006 (Symantec Corporation)
    NVIDIA Drivers
    OLYMPUS Master
    OpenOffice.org 2.1 ( I dont think I need this b/c I have MSword)
    Oregon trail 5
    Panda Activescan ( I dont think I need this either)
    Pearl Harbor (game)
    PowerDVD
    Prison Tycoon
    Quicktime
    Sibelius Scorch Active X only(music program I use)
    Sierra Utilities
    SimCity 4
    Sodarace application
    Spysweeper
    Spybot 1.4
    Sun Download manager ( do I really need this)
    The GIMP 2.2.13 (what is that, i think its a antivirus, can i remove it)
    Ti Connect (for calculator)
    USB Storage adapter
    Warcraft III
    WD Diagnostics (for external hard drive)
    Winamp
    Windows Backup utility
    Windows installer 3.1
    Windoze Internet Exploder 7.0
    Windows XP service pack 2
    Worms armegeddon
    Yahoo anti-spy (is that helping me, or just taking up space)
    Yahoo Toolbar for Internet Exploder
     
  2. thepowerofpie

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    well for sure you dont need the games, you never NEED a download manager, and many of them are known to bring in spyware\adware\malware not big on apple tech but i beleive mobile device support is for any apple mobile device (iphone ipod remote acsessable laptop) you may want to get another opinion tho, another way to check, is how often the programs are used, if they havent been used since you got the computer, theyr pretty much worthless
     
  3. Shortyman801

    Shortyman801 Thread Starter

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    I know I dont need the games but I play them. Does anyone know of any other programs that are just wasting space?
     
  4. new tech guy

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    Could you tell us what ACDSee is? You can remove all of the javas but the v6 update 2. If you dont need the yahoo toolbar or antispy, dont be afraid to toss that. wd diagnostics, i do not think you need. The gimp is an art program and is safe to remove. Open office is a suite of office programs. If you wanna trade word for it, go ahead. If your fine with just word and do not need other office apps, feel free to remove it. For flash, keep adobe flash and toss the macromedia ones. Adobe ones are the ones that are the latest versions. If you do not need compuserve or msn music assistant, go ahead and toss. If you do not use aim, use the aol uninstaller to remove it.
    that is what i see.
     
  5. Shortyman801

    Shortyman801 Thread Starter

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    Thank you. ACDSee is a picture veiwing program that I use with my pictures. WD diagnostics is the program that came with the external Hard Drive I have that allows you to update the hard drive automatically. What is compuserve and MSN music assistant. I may use them and just not realize it. Is gimp like paint? I sometimes use AIM so I am probably going to keep it. Thanks for all of your help.
     
  6. flavallee

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    There are a massive number of programs(several of them outdated) installed in that computer, and you can uninstall several of them. It's difficult for us to tell you which ones to uninstall because we don't know which ones you use and want to keep.

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    These programs without a doubt can be uninstalled:

    Apple software update

    Compuserve

    HP share to web

    HP software update

    JS2E runtime environment 5.0 update 3

    JS2E runtime environment 5.0 update 6


    (Note: After you uninstall the above 2 old versions of Sun Java, go into the C:\Program Files\Java folder and delete their leftover folders. Do NOT delete the folder for the new version)

    Macromedia Flash player 8

    (Note: The most current non-beta version is Adobe Flash Player 9.0.47.0)

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    I see you have Microsoft Office 2000 Professional. Do you really need OpenOffice.org 2.1 too?

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    You need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 because a growing number of programs require it to run.

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  7. new tech guy

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    Compuserve is probably ISP software, if your ISP is not compuserve, there is no need for its software to be on your system. The gimp is much more advanced than paint. It is something long the lines of probably a mix of photoshop and paint. Up to you on that.
     
  8. flavallee

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    Adobe photoshop album starter edition 3.0

    This is a free program for saving and sorting out your photos. If you don't use it, get rid of it.

    AIM 6

    AOL uninstaller


    If you're not using America Online and/or the AOL Instant Messenger chat program, get rid of these.

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