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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by crussell97, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. crussell97

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    My dad got a new computer at Christmas. It's an HP 2.93 Ghz P-4 512K, but I don't think that matters. The 'problem' is that there are so many programs installed on it that seem to be selling something or just things he will never use. When I run Ad-Aware it says I have 2208 Process modules and 54 Processes running. Will removing some of this stuff make his computer run better? Can I just go to the add/remove programs and remove them? Is that the best way? Will everything come off? If that is the way to go can I post a list of what I'm planning on removing to make sure I'm not deleting something important? Thanks!
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  2. Miz

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    Yes, the first step is to go through the Add/Remove Programs list and start uninstalling. Be sure to have your dad with you because something you think is useless he might want to keep.

    I advise my customers to dump all the stuff they don't want as soon as they get the computer up and running. That way, if it does mess the operating system, there's no data to be lost.

    If it came with a trial version of McAfee or Norton, I find it's usually best, if the owner has used the computer awhile (installed some of their own stuff) and doesn't intend to pay for a subscription when the trial expries, to disable it and leave it installed. Both Norton and McAfee can be bears to uninstall.
     
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