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How do I get rid of all these games?


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#1 patzzzwv

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:25 AM

Hello, I am new here, with a new computer. It is a hp Media Center xp. It is ridiculous how many games are installed in and out of the Media Center part. They are in the add remove programs, but I was told by friends that if you uninstall junk that came with the computer it would mess it up. I will never use these games, there must be 50 , probably more, of them installed. So my question is: Is it safe to remove these games or do I have to keep them. Thank You for you time and help. I am not very computer literate and am finding your tutorials very interesting. Thanks again. patzzzwv

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 07:22 AM

I do not see any harm in leaving the games loaded for they are probably bundled in Windows Media Center and have several shared DLL's. I would just go to the System Configuration Utility and see what is running at startup and do some research to see if it is necessary to run in the background.
Go to Start>Run>(type) msconfig>Enter
Click the Startup Tab and look to see what is checked and see if you can locate them on this page if not do a googlr search and see if they are needed to run in the background.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

#3 jgweed

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:52 PM

IF they are indeed games, and are in the add/remove program, and you really do not want them, then you should be able in uninstall the games without any damage to your operating system. The same goes for any other junk applications pre-installed in the bundle.
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 15 August 2005 - 12:52 PM.

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