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New Laptop - Extra Programs I Can Safely Remove


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#1 dmb83fan41

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:13 AM

Hello to everyone! :huh:

Just need a little help and assistance on a brand new HP notebook I just purchased yesterday. I was wondering if this would be the right place to ask if anyone could help me get rid of all the extra programs they put on the computer that I really don't need. The thing is, I'm not sure what is important and what can be just uninstalled. I just got it yesterday so all I have really done is setup my virus protection (McAfee through comcast) and internet access.

If any help can be given just let me know What I need to do next. Thanks for any help!!


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:33 AM

I would certainly consider installing a good firewall as soon as possible.

If you were to list the programmes and applications that you are unsure about, I suspect our Members can recommend those that you can uninstall from the ones HP was nice enough to preload on your hard drive.

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#3 dmb83fan41

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:43 AM

What kind of firewall would you recommend? Any good free ones that do a good job. My HP is running Vista Home Premium.

When I have notebook with me, I will list what programs are on the system...

Thanks


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:53 AM

You can find several good Firewalls listed, here:
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:00 PM

You can also set up Vista's own (free) firewall, by following the instructions here:
http://members.rushmore.com/~jsky/id34.html

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:49 PM

As far as removing the crud that comes with it, try this:

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 12:47 AM

As far as removing the crud that comes with it, try this:

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/



I tried to download this and run the program. I was able to download it ok, but as far as running the program, I was unable to on Windows Vista Home Premium. That screen that is supposed to appear with programs to be removed never pops up...Any suggestions?

TY :huh:


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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:42 AM

If you have an anti virus installed, you need to disable it.
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