Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:50 PM
Hi Whitney! I have a couple of Dells myself, and am familiar with some of these. Others I had to look up.
Advanced Audio FX Engine -- From Creative. Includes certain functions for your sound card. Keep.
Compatability Pack for the 2007 Office sytem -- I uninstalled this and Windows Update wanted to put it back so I let it reinstall. I don't have Office either, but I do have Office Viewers, and they seem to get compatibility updates too. It's not hurting anything to keep it, as far as I can tell. It's basically a package that makes newer and older versions of Office documents inter-compatible within the various Office versions.
Dell Touchpad - Controls functions for your touchpad. Keep.
Dell Webcam Central -- This isn't specifically the drivers for your camera, but there are functions of it that are only accessible with this software. I have it, I'm keeping it.
EDocs -- I do believe this is the Dell Document Viewer, which opens the electronic version of your computer manuals.
Integrated Webcam Driver - Just what it says. Keep it or your built-in webcam won't work.
Java 6 Update 20 -- Latest version of Java. Keep it.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition -- Keep it. Some software needs a database to operate, and this is what makes the databases work.
Microsoft Works -- I despise Works, but it's your call. It was the 2nd thing I uninstalled off my system when I got it. I use OpenOffice, which is free. BUT Works is simpler if you just need basic stuff. I would say check it out, see if it's what you want to use. If your system came with a Works CD you can re-install it later with the software key that should be on the package.
Quickset -- This is Dell's utility for managing your power options and notifications.
Hope that helps!