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    Re: Windows Newsletter Issue 274

    With reference to "7 Simple Steps" Could someone please be more specific:

    Under item 1 para 4 -- "Manufacturers-specific utilities, unwanted browser plug-ins, and other digital detritus"

    I am not sure WHAT is SAFE to REMOVE.

    Thank you.

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    You have to be more specific. What manufacturer and model PC, what manufacturer apps, etc. One app many have used to help get rid of un-needed is PC Decrapifier. (That is indeed the name)
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    Thanx for your response. Running a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Win7 Home Premium. A recent upgrade from the Vista that came with the computer. Woody wrote an article in WinLetter Issue 274 entitled 7 Simple steps for Win 7. I was referring to that article where he said to REMOVE; "manufacturers-specific utilities, unwanted browser plug-ins and other digital detritus"

    I am looking for more SPECIFIC information about the items he quoted.

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    Did you upgrade using a Toshiba supplied disk, or a Win 7 disk from MS? Did you in place upgrade or custom install? In my experience, most of the manufacturer supplied modifications are just fluff that is not needed. You will have to decide yourself what you wish to keep or to dispose of. If you upgraded with a Win 7 disk directly from MS then you most likely will not have the manufacturer's fluff or trial ware that manufacturers commonly add to PC's.
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    1 – Get rid of the pre-installed junk software

    The article assumes that you should have a good idea of what your software needs are and what they are not.
    You ought to have some inkling about your setup in terms of the software you want and need and that which you can do without.


    If you still have questions you may post a screenshot or make a list for us of everything in your Programs and Features section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaJan View Post
    Could someone please be more specific:

    Under item 1 para 4 -- "Manufacturers-specific utilities, unwanted browser plug-ins, and other digital detritus"

    I am not sure WHAT is SAFE to REMOVE.
    PanJan,
    Hello... I made a "snapshot" of one of my original Vista installs (with some of my "add on's")... If you look through the ("Image") list (Program Files)..you can see that there are many "HP" and other manufactures "stuff" that i really didn't want or need .. So when you look through your list ...it is ultimately up to you what it is that you want to keep.... Some things are difficult to remove ... So look through your list and post it back and we can help ...If it's something that shouldn't be "Get Gone" (Southern Lingo) Regards Fred
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    Thank you all. Too late today to get into it further but tomorrow I will run a list of stuff that I consider doubtful and we can go from there.
    Thanx again.

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    Attention TED, Clint & Fred ---- Thank you all, I think I have resolved the problem in the original thread.

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    Can you tell us what you did to resolve it?

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