I want to clean up two computers (especially the first).
The first computer has 153 programs installed (mostly games that came pre-installed) - Way too many, so I took a screenshot of the computer's list of programs. The screenshot for this computer can be found at the following link: http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=1611818programlist.jpg
A short summary of most of the programs I'm not sure are okay to uninstall:
All Apple entries
Akamai NetSession Interface
All Hewlett-Packard games
All Hoyle entries
All HP entries
All Sonic entries
All Windows Live entries
All Yahoo! entries
Windows Automated Installation Kit
Windows Media Player 11 (and Windows Media Format 11 runtime)
The second computer doesn't have many programs installed but I'd still like to clean up what's left. A screenshot for this computer's list of programs can be found at the following link: http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=5797368installedprograms.jpg
Edit: Note: I'm currently receiving help diagnosing multiple BSOD's (same cause I believe) the first computer had experienced. Would it be okay to clean up the Add/Remove Programs list or should I wait until after the cause of the BSOD's has been determined as well as resolved?
Edit 2: Off-Topic: I would like to install DirectX 9. I think the 3D-Modeling and Animation programs (i.e. PMD Editor, MikuMikuDance, Blender) I want to install would benefit from it. I downloaded DirectX 9 from Filehippo.com. I ran the self-extractor, directx_Jun2010_redist.exe, and ended up with a folder containing a lot of cabinet files as well as an installer. I ran the installer, DXSETUP.exe, from inside the folder. A few files were installed and then I received a prompt stating that the software had been successfully installed and is ready to use, however, there is no entry in Add/Remove Programs (nor is there a folder in C:\Program Files).
The following link is an image of the folder extracted by directx_Jun2010_redist.exe: http://www.filedropper.com/directx9
Edit: Added new, easier-to-use links to images
Edited by Wang Yuan Ji, 27 June 2011 - 03:19 PM.