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#1 twowhat

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 03:00 PM

I have the following stuff in my list of running programs and I would like to delete some of them if possible.  First is  microsoft visual c++ 2005 redistributable which is 300kbs in length, then I have microsoft visual c++ 2008-x86 9.0.30729 which is 596kbs in length, then I have microsoft visual c++ again version9.0.30729.6161 and is 600kbs in length and finally I have visual studio 2012 x86 redistributables and is by avg technologies and is 10.5mbs in length.  any suggestions would be helpful.  thank you dave.



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 03:28 PM

I would suggest leaving the Microsoft Visual c++ alone.

 

If you have AVG 2012 installed you can uninstall it and it should uninstall the visual studio 2012, as I understand it.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 03:30 PM

May I ask...what is the purpose/point of your efforts?  What goal are you trying to attain/achieve?

 

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:41 PM

just trying to get rid of unnecessary stuff



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

Are you looking for more space or more performance or neither?


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:54 PM

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

neither really just trying to keep my hard drive from filling up.



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

Perhaps a program like Treesize would be useful to you, as it will show you everything on your computer and how much space each folder occupies.

The processes you mentioned are best left alone but they don't necessarily have to be running in the background and there are ways of keeping those programs without them running all the time, just by stopping them from starting each time you turn your computer on.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:54 AM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 03:54 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/plxhfHRlQN2gik7JwLb6250



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 04:53 PM

FWIW:  You have 74GB of free space...on a 93GB partition.  Uninstalling anything is not going to address your system issues, if you have any.

 

Running Win 7 with 1GB of RAM...should be problematical for your system.

 

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 05:38 PM

thank you for your input I suppose I was over reacting to a preseved problem.  how would a 1gb ram be a problem?  to small?  I like the recommended programs, really interesting thanks again



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

Although 7 will work with 1 gig of ram, it'll be slow and easy to freeze up.

Nowadays, the standard base amount is 4 gigs but at the very least, you need to double yours to 2 gigs.


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

thank you for your input, I appreciate it.  I will get working on that.  dave






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