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Solved: Can I remove some of these programs?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by paterd, Sep 3, 2007.

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  1. paterd

    paterd Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. ferrija1

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    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.
     
  3. paterd

    paterd Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I thought most of them should stay, but wanted to check.
     
  4. ferrija1

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    Sure.

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