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Cleaning up my PC - I don't know which Apple programs to kill.


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#1 All Meshed Up

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:12 PM

I'm getting rid of absolutely everything that my laptop doesn't need in order to get that extra bit more memory freed up but I've found so much crap that seems to serve no purpose on my system as they are related to things that I don't have and never use.

I'm very minimalist, so I'm looking to get rid of everything that isn't required by iTunes 7 and anything that has anything to do with any model of iPod other than my last-gen iPod Nano. I do not connect to the internet with it and never update anything unless I have to, in which case I manually download it using my desktop.

So, knowing all that, If I uninstalled the following programs could I lose any of the limited functionality I already employ?:

Apple Mobile Device Support - This is for the iPhone right?
Apple Software Update - If uninstalling this will prevent me from downloading updates automatically, I don't care.
Anything related to Bonjour - I see no need to have a program running just so my iPod can turn on iTunes when connected.

I know I can run a application that will wipe out ALL Apple related programs but won't that also get rid of iTunes?
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:02 PM

Yes, iTunes does not require those 3 components to run properly. I have uninstalled them myself, through the control panel, and iTunes works perfectly fine.

If you have other Apple-related software apart from stuff that came with iTunes, then you can just uninstall iTunes, use that Apple software cleaning application, then reinstall iTunes and then get rid of stuff like Bonjour, etc..

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 01:52 AM

Ah, thank you. :thumbsup:
I hate when one program is made up of many others don't do anything worth the memory they use.
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