Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:47 AM
I'm not sure if this is being posted in the correct place. If a moderator reads it and decides on a better place, please advise.
I have a Dell Inspirion-910 which has an 8 Gb solid-state hard drive, 3 USB ports, built in camera, network connector, external Monitor conector and an SD-MS card reader, and 1-GB of RAM. The system came installed with XP-Home, McAfee security suite, Works/Office and a few other goodies(?) provided by DELL.
I initially installed the Dazzle software suite because we bought this to move our old VHS movies to DVD.
Problem #1 appeared during the install, NOT ENOUGH free disk space to continue install (this was after it installed the first
CD and was a good way into the second CD. Since the install aborted by itself, remnants were left in various folders on the
HDD. ADD/REMOVE couldn't work because it wasn't listed. The suite's uninstall was unavailable because it was on the disk which aborted. I tried to use the uninstall but apparently there were not enough hooks to do the job.
While I was manually trying to find all related files and manually delete them, I started to get the message about not enough virtual memory. Windows adjusted it KIND OF.
I had a spare 80GB USB drive which I plugged in, along with an 8-GB Key memory stick, and an external USB CD/DVD
drive. I was still getting the NOT ENOUGH hard disk space. Perhaps it was the recycle bin ... but ????
The system stopped complaining about virtual memory. I called DELL tech support and explained the problem. Their Technician took control and removed some other trial software that DELL had put on. \
Still not enough space to install DAZZLE though.
THEN THE WORST HAPPENED, McAfee complained I was not protected, click FIX, I did. It verified my subscription and then began to download the Security Suite --- NO SPACE ON HARD DISK DRIVE.
I called Dell again. This time, not their problem, See McAfee. I called them, WHOOPS IT IS A DELL PROBLEM.
So where I stand now is with a HDD with 329Mb of free space. If I forgot to mention, the disk is compressed to save space.
So my Questions boils down to how to clean up the remaining portions of DAZZLE and McAfee.
Is it possible to Uninstall Works and then install it on the 80Gb external USB drive? Possibly the same with Movie Maker, Media Player etc.
I have disks for Works and the Webcam but not for many of the other programs which DELL installed. I have uninstalled the useless ones (useless to me, that is).
Besides McAfee wanting to be updated, A New Version of JAVA is available and ready to be installed. I doubt either will fit.
Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.