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Cleaning out my (hand-me-down) laptop


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#1 scififan

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:23 PM

Hi all,

 

I have a question about cleaning out a laptop, I want to take as much as possible off to get this laptop I have as close as I can to 'new'.

 

1. I didn't get the cds or anything else to recover the laptop if something big happened. (Is this a BIG problem? I was told they were 'lost'.)

2. When using Disk Cleanup, it tells me I have 10.4GB in User File History, can I reclaim this? (How do I know what I can safely delete and not delete from that Disk       Cleanup screen?)

 

3. What programs can be deleted from the laptop, or reset to not start with the laptop? (I have no clue, and really can't afford to screw up lol.)

 

 

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and/or reply!



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Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:08 PM

Manufacturer and model of the laptop? Did it have Windows 8 on it when the original owner purchased it? Does it have a recovery partition?

Anything found using Disk Cleanup can be safely deleted.

Before anyone can tell you what programs can be deleted, we need to know what is installed on the laptop.

Please go here and download MiniToolBox.

Check ONLY List Installed Programs.

Click OK.

When finished the results will be presented in Notepad.

Copy the results and paste the results in your next post.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 25 September 2015 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 04:50 AM

HP Pavilion g7-2269wm with Win 8.1

1.9GHz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor

4MB L2 Cache

Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)

Video Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3060MB total graphics memory

Display: 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)

Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM hard drive

 

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 25-07-2015 01
Ran by Lori Toombs (administrator) on 26-09-2015 at 04:44:02
Running from "C:\Users\LORIPORTER\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Model: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
 
µTorrent (HKCU\...\uTorrent) (Version: 3.4.5.41162 - BitTorrent Inc.)
Adobe Flash Player 19 NPAPI (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI) (Version: 19.0.0.185 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6 (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Shockwave Player) (Version: 11.6.5.635 - Adobe Systems, Inc.)
AMD Catalyst Install Manager (HKLM\...\{D01E0B82-7D6E-F9AC-9A7D-C6076264F419}) (Version: 8.0.881.0 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
AMD Quick Stream (HKLM\...\{E9EED4AE-682B-4501-9574-D09A21717599}_is1) (Version: 3.3.26.0 - AppEx Networks)
Bonjour (HKLM\...\{6E3610B2-430D-4EB0-81E3-2B57E8B9DE8D}) (Version: 3.0.0.10 - Apple Inc.)
ComicRack v0.9.176 (HKLM\...\ComicRack) (Version: v0.9.176 - cYo Soft)
CyberLink LabelPrint (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{C59C179C-668D-49A9-B6EA-0121CCFC1243}) (Version: 2.5.5.6902 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink Media Suite 10 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}) (Version: 10.0.4.2928 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PhotoDirector (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{4862344A-A39C-4897-ACD4-A1BED5163C5A}) (Version: 2.0.1.3119 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink Power2Go 8 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{2A87D48D-3FDF-41fd-97CD-A1E370EFFFE2}) (Version: 8.0.2.2110 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PowerDirector 10 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{B0B4F6D2-F2AE-451A-9496-6F2F6A897B32}) (Version: 10.0.1.1925 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PowerDVD (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{DEC235ED-58A4-4517-A278-C41E8DAEAB3B}) (Version: 10.0.6.4319 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink YouCam (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{01FB4998-33C4-4431-85ED-079E3EEFE75D}) (Version: 3.5.4.5527 - CyberLink Corp.)
D3DX10 (HKLM-x32\...\{E09C4DB7-630C-4F06-A631-8EA7239923AF}) (Version: 15.4.2368.0902 - Microsoft) Hidden
Energy Star (HKLM\...\{0FA995CC-C849-4755-B14B-5404CC75DC24}) (Version: 1.0.8 - Hewlett-Packard)
Google Chrome (HKLM-x32\...\Google Chrome) (Version: 45.0.2454.101 - Google Inc.)
Google Update Helper (HKLM-x32\...\{60EC980A-BDA2-4CB6-A427-B07A5498B4CA}) (Version: 1.3.28.15 - Google Inc.) Hidden
Hewlett-Packard ACLM.NET v1.2.0.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{6F340107-F9AA-47C6-B54C-C3A19F11553F}) (Version: 1.00.0000 - Hewlett-Packard Company) Hidden
HP 3D DriveGuard (HKLM\...\{6821D775-9303-46DD-977A-2D97CA18B054}) (Version: 4.2.8.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Connected Music (Meridian - installer) (HKLM-x32\...\StartHPConnectedMusic) (Version: v1.0 - Meridian Audio Ltd)
HP Connected Music (Meridian - player) (HKCU\...\HPConnectedMusic) (Version: 1.1 (build 59) hp - Meridian Audio Ltd)
HP CoolSense (HKLM-x32\...\{16B7BDA1-B967-4D2D-8B27-E12727C28350}) (Version: 2.10.3 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Documentation (HKLM-x32\...\{18DE31AE-70D0-43A7-9E3C-2ED7283ECE8A}) (Version: 1.1.0.0 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP MyRoom (HKLM-x32\...\{9C35EDE5-4B0F-45E7-A438-314BA889948E}) (Version: 9.0.0.0 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Quick Launch (HKLM-x32\...\{4ED7050C-9332-4FB2-AB07-E94F25A53D39}) (Version: 3.0.3 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Registration Service (HKLM\...\{E4D6CCF2-0AAF-4B9C-9DE5-893EDC9B4BAA}) (Version: 1.0.5976.4186 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP Software Framework (HKLM-x32\...\{835B275B-F29B-464B-BD4B-097FD55FAB0A}) (Version: 4.6.8.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Support Assistant (HKLM-x32\...\{B8019B54-F9BE-490A-9619-6D06F18F129F}) (Version: 7.0.32.44 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Utility Center (HKLM-x32\...\{0C57987A-A03A-4B95-A309-D23F78F406CA}) (Version: 1.0.7 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP Wireless Button Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{30B2D1D8-0A07-4B71-9553-0710C5D31E35}) (Version: 1.1.2.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
IDT Audio (HKLM-x32\...\{E3A5A8AB-58F6-45FF-AFCB-C9AE18C05001}) (Version: 1.0.6417.0 - IDT)
Java 8 Update 51 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218051F0}) (Version: 8.0.510 - Oracle Corporation)
Java 8 Update 60 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218060F0}) (Version: 8.0.600.27 - Oracle Corporation)
McAfee Total Protection (HKLM-x32\...\MSC) (Version: 14.0.4121 - McAfee, Inc.)
McAfee WebAdvisor (HKLM-x32\...\{35ED3F83-4BDC-4c44-8EC6-6A8301C7413A}) (Version: 4.0.167 - McAfee, Inc.)
Microsoft Office 365 - en-us (HKLM\...\O365HomePremRetail - en-us) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Silverlight (HKLM\...\{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}) (Version: 5.1.40728.0 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft SkyDrive (HKCU\...\SkyDriveSetup.exe) (Version: 17.0.2003.1112 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] (HKLM-x32\...\{F0B430D1-B6AA-473D-9B06-AA3DD01FD0B8}) (Version: 3.1.0000 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (HKLM-x32\...\{710f4c1c-cc18-4c49-8cbf-51240c89a1a2}) (Version: 8.0.61001 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (HKLM-x32\...\{837b34e3-7c30-493c-8f6a-2b0f04e2912c}) (Version: 8.0.59193 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 (HKLM\...\{8220EEFE-38CD-377E-8595-13398D740ACE}) (Version: 9.0.30729 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 (HKLM\...\{4B6C7001-C7D6-3710-913E-5BC23FCE91E6}) (Version: 9.0.30729.4148 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 (HKLM\...\{5FCE6D76-F5DC-37AB-B2B8-22AB8CEDB1D4}) (Version: 9.0.30729.6161 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 (HKLM-x32\...\{9A25302D-30C0-39D9-BD6F-21E6EC160475}) (Version: 9.0.30729 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 (HKLM-x32\...\{1F1C2DFC-2D24-3E06-BCB8-725134ADF989}) (Version: 9.0.30729.4148 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 (HKLM-x32\...\{9BE518E6-ECC6-35A9-88E4-87755C07200F}) (Version: 9.0.30729.6161 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (HKLM\...\{1D8E6291-B0D5-35EC-8441-6616F567A0F7}) (Version: 10.0.40219 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (HKLM-x32\...\{F0C3E5D1-1ADE-321E-8167-68EF0DE699A5}) (Version: 10.0.40219 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) (HKLM\...\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)) (Version: 10.0.50903 - Microsoft Corporation)
Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component (HKLM-x32\...\{90150000-008C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Office 15 Click-to-Run Licensing Component (HKLM\...\{90150000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Office 15 Click-to-Run Localization Component (HKLM-x32\...\{90150000-008C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Qualcomm Atheros Driver Installation Program (HKLM-x32\...\{C3A32068-8AB1-4327-BB16-BED9C6219DC7}) (Version: 10.0 - Qualcomm Atheros)
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{87C3442E-6F2D-4CB2-8312-270BF5D0755E}) (Version: 18.0.1.6 - RealNetworks) Hidden
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{9F3B20DF-76F2-47F4-9372-F0F56485A58D}) (Version: 18.0.1.7 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{fc96004f-0ee8-4e28-a4d6-b13ef1f774dd}) (Version: 18.0.1.6 - RealNetworks) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (HKLM-x32\...\{7770E71B-2D43-4800-9CB3-5B6CAAEBEBEA}) (Version: 9.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime (HKLM\...\{21E47F47-C9A7-4454-BA48-388327B0EA00}) (Version: 10.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime (HKLM-x32\...\{AAECF7BA-E83B-4A10-87EA-DE0B333F8734}) (Version: 10.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}) (Version: 8.3.730.2012 - Realtek)
Realtek PCIE Card Reader (HKLM-x32\...\{C1594429-8296-4652-BF54-9DBE4932A44C}) (Version: 6.2.8400.29029 - Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
RealTimes (RealPlayer) (HKLM-x32\...\RealPlayer 18.0) (Version: 18.0.1 - RealNetworks)
RealUpgrade 1.1 (HKLM-x32\...\{28C2DED6-325B-4CC7-983A-1777C8F7FBAB}) (Version: 1.1.0 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
Scrivener (HKLM-x32\...\Scrivener 1860) (Version: 1860 - Literature and Latte)
SUPERAntiSpyware (HKLM\...\{CDDCBBF1-2703-46BC-938B-BCC81A1EEAAA}) (Version: 6.0.1204 - SUPERAntiSpyware.com)
swMSM (HKLM-x32\...\{612C34C7-5E90-47D8-9B5C-0F717DD82726}) (Version: 12.0.0.1 - Adobe Systems, Inc) Hidden
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (HKLM\...\SynTPDeinstKey) (Version: 16.5.3.3 - Synaptics Incorporated)
UpdateService (HKLM-x32\...\{E3AE96D6-E196-45B4-AF62-2B41998B9E37}) (Version: 1.0.0 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
Video Downloader (HKLM-x32\...\{E60AFF01-6087-47BD-8272-61FA3CFC309D}) (Version: 1.0.0 - RealNetworks) Hidden
Vuze (HKLM\...\8461-7759-5462-8226) (Version: 5.6.0.0 - Azureus Software, Inc.)
Windows Live Essentials (HKLM-x32\...\WinLiveSuite) (Version: 15.4.3555.0308 - Microsoft Corporation)
 
**** End of log ****
 
I hope this was the correct information.
 
@Queen-Evie, I'm not anywhere near computer literate, but I'm trying, so I apologize in advance if I don't 'get it', or may need clarification about anything from now on. 
(I've already screwed up my own previous laptop, so I want to keep this one lol.)


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:03 AM

That computer has a Recovery Partition.  Manufacturers like HP quit providing installation discs with the sale of a computer.  Instead they place a second partition on the HDD which can be used to reinstall the operating system.  This takes it back to the condition it was in when it first came out of the box.  Anything that was created or installed on this computer after being used for the first time will be removed.  This means all of your pictures, videos, music, documents, any programs that were installed from a download or disc, etc. will be removed.  Doing this can improve the performance of your computer, even make it run faster.

 

If you decide that you want to do this you can access the user manual online to get the instructions for using the Recovery Manager on page 98.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 05:26 AM

@Arach,

 

Sorry for the last response. What can I do if I do not want to remove some things? What can I remove safely from the laptop without compromising it? I have a lot of programs that I have no clue what they are, can they be deleted? I'm really interested in keeping videos, pics, things like that. I have McAfee and SuperAntiSpyware installed and wonder if the two conflict with each other.

 

I'm saving what I can to cds, dvds but it's slow going.



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:01 PM

McAfee is an antivirus, Superantispyware will not conflict with it.

 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 
minitoolbox_zps7byuwkla.png
 
Click on the following checkbox only:
 
• List Installed Programs
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:59 AM

Use usb drives to save to.

cd or dvd is obsolete.

Check WalMart for cheap usb drives. :)

 

For complete OS backup try-

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx


Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:44 AM

Use usb drives to save to.

cd or dvd is obsolete.

That is absolutely untrue.  A flash drive can lose all of its contents if it is subjected to an electrostatic discharge, or be damaged if it is removed improperly.  A CD or DVD of a good quality stored in a cool dark location will remain viable for about a decade.  The only way you are going to damage one is if you gouge through it or break it.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:01 PM

I'm going to re-post what MiniToolBox had listed, how can I tell what is just redundant? I know computers are pre packaged with a lot of things that people don't use,and not enough of what people seem to need, so what is ok to take off? I look at the programs in control panel and I'm lost.

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 25-07-2015 01
Ran by Lori Toombs (administrator) on 04-10-2015 at 15:55:35
Running from "C:\Users\LORIPORTER\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Model: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
 
µTorrent (HKCU\...\uTorrent) (Version: 3.4.5.41162 - BitTorrent Inc.)
Adobe Flash Player 19 NPAPI (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player NPAPI) (Version: 19.0.0.185 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6 (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Shockwave Player) (Version: 11.6.5.635 - Adobe Systems, Inc.)
AMD Catalyst Install Manager (HKLM\...\{D01E0B82-7D6E-F9AC-9A7D-C6076264F419}) (Version: 8.0.881.0 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
AMD Quick Stream (HKLM\...\{E9EED4AE-682B-4501-9574-D09A21717599}_is1) (Version: 3.3.26.0 - AppEx Networks)
Bonjour (HKLM\...\{6E3610B2-430D-4EB0-81E3-2B57E8B9DE8D}) (Version: 3.0.0.10 - Apple Inc.)
ComicRack v0.9.176 (HKLM\...\ComicRack) (Version: v0.9.176 - cYo Soft)
CyberLink LabelPrint (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{C59C179C-668D-49A9-B6EA-0121CCFC1243}) (Version: 2.5.5.6902 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink Media Suite 10 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{1FBF6C24-C1fD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}) (Version: 10.0.4.2928 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PhotoDirector (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{4862344A-A39C-4897-ACD4-A1BED5163C5A}) (Version: 2.0.1.3119 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink Power2Go 8 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{2A87D48D-3FDF-41fd-97CD-A1E370EFFFE2}) (Version: 8.0.2.2110 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PowerDirector 10 (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{B0B4F6D2-F2AE-451A-9496-6F2F6A897B32}) (Version: 10.0.1.1925 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink PowerDVD (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{DEC235ED-58A4-4517-A278-C41E8DAEAB3B}) (Version: 10.0.6.4319 - CyberLink Corp.)
CyberLink YouCam (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{01FB4998-33C4-4431-85ED-079E3EEFE75D}) (Version: 3.5.4.5527 - CyberLink Corp.)
D3DX10 (HKLM-x32\...\{E09C4DB7-630C-4F06-A631-8EA7239923AF}) (Version: 15.4.2368.0902 - Microsoft) Hidden
Energy Star (HKLM\...\{0FA995CC-C849-4755-B14B-5404CC75DC24}) (Version: 1.0.8 - Hewlett-Packard)
Google Chrome (HKLM-x32\...\Google Chrome) (Version: 45.0.2454.101 - Google Inc.)
Google Update Helper (HKLM-x32\...\{60EC980A-BDA2-4CB6-A427-B07A5498B4CA}) (Version: 1.3.28.15 - Google Inc.) Hidden
Hewlett-Packard ACLM.NET v1.2.0.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{6F340107-F9AA-47C6-B54C-C3A19F11553F}) (Version: 1.00.0000 - Hewlett-Packard Company) Hidden
HP 3D DriveGuard (HKLM\...\{6821D775-9303-46DD-977A-2D97CA18B054}) (Version: 4.2.8.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Connected Music (Meridian - installer) (HKLM-x32\...\StartHPConnectedMusic) (Version: v1.0 - Meridian Audio Ltd)
HP Connected Music (Meridian - player) (HKCU\...\HPConnectedMusic) (Version: 1.1 (build 59) hp - Meridian Audio Ltd)
HP CoolSense (HKLM-x32\...\{16B7BDA1-B967-4D2D-8B27-E12727C28350}) (Version: 2.10.3 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Documentation (HKLM-x32\...\{18DE31AE-70D0-43A7-9E3C-2ED7283ECE8A}) (Version: 1.1.0.0 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP MyRoom (HKLM-x32\...\{9C35EDE5-4B0F-45E7-A438-314BA889948E}) (Version: 9.0.0.0 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Quick Launch (HKLM-x32\...\{4ED7050C-9332-4FB2-AB07-E94F25A53D39}) (Version: 3.0.3 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Registration Service (HKLM\...\{E4D6CCF2-0AAF-4B9C-9DE5-893EDC9B4BAA}) (Version: 1.0.5976.4186 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP Software Framework (HKLM-x32\...\{835B275B-F29B-464B-BD4B-097FD55FAB0A}) (Version: 4.6.8.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Support Assistant (HKLM-x32\...\{B8019B54-F9BE-490A-9619-6D06F18F129F}) (Version: 7.0.32.44 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Utility Center (HKLM-x32\...\{0C57987A-A03A-4B95-A309-D23F78F406CA}) (Version: 1.0.7 - Hewlett-Packard)
HP Wireless Button Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{30B2D1D8-0A07-4B71-9553-0710C5D31E35}) (Version: 1.1.2.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
IDT Audio (HKLM-x32\...\{E3A5A8AB-58F6-45FF-AFCB-C9AE18C05001}) (Version: 1.0.6417.0 - IDT)
Java 8 Update 51 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218051F0}) (Version: 8.0.510 - Oracle Corporation)
Java 8 Update 60 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218060F0}) (Version: 8.0.600.27 - Oracle Corporation)
McAfee Total Protection (HKLM-x32\...\MSC) (Version: 14.0.4121 - McAfee, Inc.)
McAfee WebAdvisor (HKLM-x32\...\{35ED3F83-4BDC-4c44-8EC6-6A8301C7413A}) (Version: 4.0.167 - McAfee, Inc.)
Microsoft Office 365 - en-us (HKLM\...\O365HomePremRetail - en-us) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Silverlight (HKLM\...\{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}) (Version: 5.1.40728.0 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft SkyDrive (HKCU\...\SkyDriveSetup.exe) (Version: 17.0.2003.1112 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] (HKLM-x32\...\{F0B430D1-B6AA-473D-9B06-AA3DD01FD0B8}) (Version: 3.1.0000 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (HKLM-x32\...\{710f4c1c-cc18-4c49-8cbf-51240c89a1a2}) (Version: 8.0.61001 - Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (HKLM-x32\...\{837b34e3-7c30-493c-8f6a-2b0f04e2912c}) (Version: 8.0.59193 - Microsoft Corporation)
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 (HKLM\...\{4B6C7001-C7D6-3710-913E-5BC23FCE91E6}) (Version: 9.0.30729.4148 - Microsoft Corporation)
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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) (HKLM\...\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)) (Version: 10.0.50903 - Microsoft Corporation)
Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component (HKLM-x32\...\{90150000-008C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Office 15 Click-to-Run Licensing Component (HKLM\...\{90150000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Office 15 Click-to-Run Localization Component (HKLM-x32\...\{90150000-008C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}) (Version: 15.0.4753.1003 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Qualcomm Atheros Driver Installation Program (HKLM-x32\...\{C3A32068-8AB1-4327-BB16-BED9C6219DC7}) (Version: 10.0 - Qualcomm Atheros)
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{87C3442E-6F2D-4CB2-8312-270BF5D0755E}) (Version: 18.0.1.6 - RealNetworks) Hidden
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{9F3B20DF-76F2-47F4-9372-F0F56485A58D}) (Version: 18.0.1.7 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
RealDownloader (HKLM-x32\...\{fc96004f-0ee8-4e28-a4d6-b13ef1f774dd}) (Version: 18.0.1.6 - RealNetworks) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (HKLM-x32\...\{7770E71B-2D43-4800-9CB3-5B6CAAEBEBEA}) (Version: 9.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime (HKLM\...\{21E47F47-C9A7-4454-BA48-388327B0EA00}) (Version: 10.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime (HKLM-x32\...\{AAECF7BA-E83B-4A10-87EA-DE0B333F8734}) (Version: 10.0 - RealNetworks, Inc) Hidden
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}) (Version: 8.3.730.2012 - Realtek)
Realtek PCIE Card Reader (HKLM-x32\...\{C1594429-8296-4652-BF54-9DBE4932A44C}) (Version: 6.2.8400.29029 - Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
RealTimes (RealPlayer) (HKLM-x32\...\RealPlayer 18.0) (Version: 18.0.1 - RealNetworks)
RealUpgrade 1.1 (HKLM-x32\...\{28C2DED6-325B-4CC7-983A-1777C8F7FBAB}) (Version: 1.1.0 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
Scrivener (HKLM-x32\...\Scrivener 1860) (Version: 1860 - Literature and Latte)
SUPERAntiSpyware (HKLM\...\{CDDCBBF1-2703-46BC-938B-BCC81A1EEAAA}) (Version: 6.0.1204 - SUPERAntiSpyware.com)
swMSM (HKLM-x32\...\{612C34C7-5E90-47D8-9B5C-0F717DD82726}) (Version: 12.0.0.1 - Adobe Systems, Inc) Hidden
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (HKLM\...\SynTPDeinstKey) (Version: 16.5.3.3 - Synaptics Incorporated)
UpdateService (HKLM-x32\...\{E3AE96D6-E196-45B4-AF62-2B41998B9E37}) (Version: 1.0.0 - RealNetworks, Inc.) Hidden
Video Downloader (HKLM-x32\...\{E60AFF01-6087-47BD-8272-61FA3CFC309D}) (Version: 1.0.0 - RealNetworks) Hidden
Vuze (HKLM\...\8461-7759-5462-8226) (Version: 5.6.0.0 - Azureus Software, Inc.)
Windows Live Essentials (HKLM-x32\...\WinLiveSuite) (Version: 15.4.3555.0308 - Microsoft Corporation)
 
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@Arach, so you recommend to NOT use USB drives? Also, what, if any are the pros/cons of a portable hard drive?
 
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 05:00 PM

a usb thumb drive of significant size should be good enough to save some files. Its what I used to transfer pictures and things from my old computer to my current one.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:31 AM

I have no issue with the use of a flash drive, I too use one to backup my important data as well as backing it up on a second hdd.  I simply just don't agree with medab1's assertion that CDs and DVDs are obsolete.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:18 AM

After reading I use a 1TB Portable Harddrive for my work.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 02:04 PM

So what should I be able to delete with no problem, besides the obvious delete bin and assorted files. I have a feeling there's a lot on here that I don't want/need/use, so can I free up some space?



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 10:33 AM

Windows Disk Cleanup tool.

 

The following is a quotation from Microsoft.

 

You can use Disk Cleanup to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your drives, which can help your PC run faster. It can delete temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.

 

I would suggest that you uninstall the two bittorrent programs you have installed.  P2P sharing is a craps shoot.  You have no idea what sort of infections may be in the files you are downloading.  It's a quick way to become infected.

 

iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music libraries, to find AirPort Express devices for streaming music to, and to find Apple TVs.  If you are not using it I would suggest uninstalling it.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

- Do you still have a folder called "C:\SwSetup" ? HP puts all the system driver software for your system in that folder. Backup it up to e.g. a USB thumbdrive. (Because you've "lost" the CD's).

- Delete the entire folder called "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download". As time goes by this folder gets filled more & more with obsolete files.

- Piriform's Ccleaner is an excellent tool as well to cleanup your system.






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