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#1 mypenry

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:36 AM

Ive got my first new computer and just been looking through what’s been installed on it by the manufacturer , being new to computers I’m not too sure about the installed items, ive searched some of them, but they seem to be shown on ‘crack’ type web sites ..?
Can any one offer me advice as to what’s useful or not as I want to delete if not useful. This is the list ….( sorry its a bit long )
Its running on Windows XP Pro Media Edition & IE6

WinXP Manager V4.95

WS_FTP Professional 2006.0.1.0 release

Cyberlink Power DVD V6.0.2023.CJL Delux Retail Edition

DivX Player 6.0 ( DVXA)

File.Recovery.Pro.V7.0

GetDataBack.for.FAT v2.31

GetDataBack.for.NTF v2.31

NTI.Ripper. v2.0.0.8 Retail Incl .Keymaker ZWT

Palthai 3.3

Regedit for XP

Slysoft.AnyDVD.v5.8.1.1

Slysoft.CloneCD.v5.2.7.1Multilingual.I

Task.Switcher.Powertoy

TweakUI.2.10.Powertoy

Winamp.Pro.v5.13

WinRAR,v3.51.Final

WinZip.Professional.v10.0.6685

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

If they are fully functional leave them all.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 01:09 PM

You didn't say if they are on "recovery disks" along with XP or on a separate applications disk, for reinstalling later if necessary. I would say leave them on for awhile, see what you find yourself using. Then remove those programs you have no use for.

If you only have recovery disks with everything on it to restore to the factory settings in the event you have to reinstall Windows, then what I'd do is make a disk image of my system once I've removed the unnecessary software and/or after adding other programs I like. That way, if I need to reinstall Windows sometime in the future then I won't have to go through cleaning out the programs I don't want again and reinstalling my additional software preferences.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 08:23 AM

If these were installed by the manufacturer and are not trial versions - leave them there. There's several good programs in the list that may be very useful for you (GetDataBack, WinRAR, WinZip, WS_FTP, and TweakUI are all programs that I've used)
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