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Removing useless preinstalled programs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by zalmang, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. zalmang

    zalmang Thread Starter

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    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.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    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.
     
  3. zalmang

    zalmang Thread Starter

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    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?

    thanks.
     
  4. Peter Komar

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    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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    You may want to keep the DVD player as windows may need the codecs to play DVD movies.
     
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