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Software That Came With Xp Pro

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#1 not_anyone


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:52 AM

I got a new laptop had windows xp pro on it. I have run into a couple of programs that ask me to register. They don't say anything about costing anything so do I take for granted they are free. They are: cyberlink dvd suite: powerdirector: label print: power2go. what should do?
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:57 AM

Unless you have the information, code, to register these they could be a sales routine. Try it and see what happens.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

This is what is called Bloatware. It comes bundled with new computers. It is often stripped down versions of certain software. Much of it you don't need and might not even use. You can also find better replacements HERE
It should also be noted that many of the pre-installed applications are set to run at startup, which you probably don't need and is slowing your computer down somewhat

Edited by garmanma, 20 April 2008 - 04:19 PM.

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#4 skyfuser


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:37 PM

garmanma is right. Normally, these aren't required and only take up space in your hard drive.
If you want to get rid of anything try PC Decrapifier; it scans your computer for bloatware and unnecessary startup entries and will delete/uninstall it if you don't want it.
Link to the page here.
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