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Need help identifying unnecessary software for deletion


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#1 syn1023

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

**If this is the wrong forum to post this question in, please direct me to the proper forum. Thanks!*

 

I need help identifying unwanted and unnecessary programs on my computer that I don't need so that I can delete them. I don't want to delete something crucial. Following is an almost complete list of programs on my Sony VAIO laptop. I have Windows Vista Home Premium. Are there any of these programs that I should absolutely NOT delete? Which ones will be the safest to delete and are unnecessary? Thanks!

 

1. Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suites
2. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional - English, Francais, Deutsch
3. Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX
4. ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects Installer
5. Click to DVD 2.0.0.5 Menu Data
6. Click to DVD 2.6.00
7. Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
8. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI
9. Corel Snapfire
10. Crackle Screen Saver 1.0
11. HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
12. HP Photosmart 5520 series Basic Device Software
13. HP Update
14. Instant Mode
15. Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
16. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
17. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
18. Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
19. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
20. Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
21. Microsoft Security Essentials
22. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
23. MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
24. MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
25. MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
26. MSXML 4.0 SP2 Parser and SDK
27. Napster
28. OpenMG Limited Patch 4.7-07-15-19-01
29. OpenMG Secure Module 4.7.00
30. QuickBooks Product Listing Service
31. QuickBooks Simple Start Free Starter Edition
32. Realtek 8169 PCI, 8168 and 8101E PCIe Ethernet Network Card Driver for Windows Vista
33. Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
34. Revo Uninstaller 1.95
35. Roxio Easy Media Creator Home
36. Setting Utility Series
37. Sony Video Shared Library
38. Support Soft Assisted Service
39. Synoptics Pointing Device Driver
40. Vaio Application Uninstaller
41. VAIO Camera Capture Utility
42. VAIO Content Metadata Intelligent Analyzing Manager
43. VAIO Content Metadata Manager Setting
44. VAIO Content Metadata XML Interface Library
45. VAIO Control Center
46. VAIO Entertainment Platform
47. VAIO Event Service
48. VAIO Launcher
49. VAIO Media 6.0
50. VAIO Media AC3 Decoder 1.0
51. VAIO Media Content Collection 6.0
52. VAIO Media Integrated Server 6.1
53. VAIO Media Redistribution 6.0
54. VAIO Media Registration Tool 6.0
55. VAIO Movie Story
56. VAIO Movie Story Template Data
57. VAIO Music Box
58. VAIO Music Box Sample Music
59. VAIO OOBE
60. VAIO Original Function Setting
61. VAIO PC Wireless LAN Wizard
62. VAIO Power Management
63. VAIO Security Center
64. VAIO Service Utility
65. VAIO Survey
66. VAIO Teal Whisper Wallpaper
67. VAIO Update 3
68. WinDVD for VAIO
69. Wireless Switch Setting Utility



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