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    Default What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    It's a brand new Inspiron 1720.

    Ok, here's the list: (From Add/Remove Programs)

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    MSXML 4.0 SP2
    Dell Datasafe Online
    Dell System Customization Wizard
    Games, Music & Photos Launcher (Dell Inc)
    Product Documentation Launcher (Dell Inc)
    QuickSet (Dell Inc)
    Dell Support Center
    DellSupport
    MediaDirect (Dell)
    Modem Diagnostic Tool (Dell)
    OutlookAddinSetup (CyberLink)
    Live! Cam Avatar Creator (Creative)
    Live! Cam Avatar v1.0 (Creative)
    Digital Line Detect (BVRP Software, Inc)
    NetWaiting (BVRP Software, Inc)
    Broadcam Management Programs
    Dell Touchpad
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 7.0.8
    Advanced Audio FX Engine
    Advanced Video FX Engine
    Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem
    Dell Webcam Center
    Dell Webcam Manager
    Laptop Integrated Webcam Driver
    URL Assistant
    User's Guides

    I already deleted a few things like Roxio and Google Desktop.

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    thanks for nice information i will be getting mine on next week i will revisit this thread btw is there any help or thread for clean reformation DELL coz i don't want any extra stuff.
    Dell Inspiron 1720
    Jet Black
    C2D T7300 (2.0GHz,4MB L2 Cache,800MHz FSB)
    4GB Corsair DDR2 RAM 667MHz
    Vista Business 64x SP1
    17'' (1440x900)
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
    160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
    6-cell 85WHr Li-Ion Battery

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    These are the things I would keep:
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    MSXML 4.0 SP2
    MediaDirect (Dell)
    Broadcam Management Programs
    Dell Touchpad
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 7.0.8
    Advanced Audio FX Engine
    Advanced Video FX Engine
    Dell Webcam Center
    Dell Webcam Manager
    Laptop Integrated Webcam Driver
    Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem
    Dell System Customization Wizard
    QuickSet (Dell Inc)

    These are what I would (probably, pending a little investigation,) delete:
    Dell Datasafe Online
    Games, Music & Photos Launcher (Dell Inc)
    Product Documentation Launcher (Dell Inc)
    Dell Support Center
    DellSupport
    Modem Diagnostic Tool (Dell)
    OutlookAddinSetup (CyberLink)
    Live! Cam Avatar Creator (Creative)
    Live! Cam Avatar v1.0 (Creative)
    Digital Line Detect (BVRP Software, Inc)
    NetWaiting (BVRP Software, Inc)

    I think it would be good for someone to break down each a little betetr as to the pros and cons of keeping/deleting
    Last edited by mtylerjr; 15th August 2007 at 02:40 AM.
    My Inspiron 1520:

    Blue, WSXGA+, T7300, 8600mGT, 2gb Ram, 160gb 7200rpm HD, Vista Premium, BT, Webcam, Audigy Sound, Wifi-N, DVD R/W, 2Yrs+Accidental Damage

    Ordered 7/7, Received 8/16
    Stolen 10/1
    Recovered via Lojack on 1/27
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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    I personally would keep a few of those things you have on the list...

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 (maybe get a more up to date one)
    MediaDirect (Dell)
    Broadcam Management Programs
    Dell Touchpad (this is useful for disabling touchpad etc)
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 7.0.8
    Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem
    Dell Webcam Center
    Dell Webcam Manager
    Laptop Integrated Webcam Driver

    Dell Inspiron 1420 (Jet Black)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz, 800Mhz 4M L2 Cache)
    14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ TL LCD
    2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
    GeForce Go 8400M GS w/ 128MB
    160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    Quote Originally Posted by mtylerjr View Post
    These are the things I would keep:
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    MSXML 4.0 SP2
    MediaDirect (Dell)
    Dell Touchpad
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 7.0.8
    Advanced Audio FX Engine
    Advanced Video FX Engine
    Dell Webcam Center
    Dell Webcam Manager
    Laptop Integrated Webcam Driver
    Haha... I guess we had the same idea... maybe a mixture of both of these lists depending on your needs

    Dell Inspiron 1420 (Jet Black)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz, 800Mhz 4M L2 Cache)
    14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ TL LCD
    2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
    GeForce Go 8400M GS w/ 128MB
    160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it.

    Also, what's the best way to get rid of running processes? I have over 50 right now.

    And I probably need some kind of registry cleaner as well, right?

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosKye View Post
    Haha... I guess we had the same idea... maybe a mixture of both of these lists depending on your needs

    Yeah, pretty much! Except you had him deleting Microsoft Office 2007 (didnt he have to pay for that? It costs about $135)

    I have no idea what
    Advanced Audio FX Engine
    Advanced Video FX Engine
    .. are for.

    And I think MSXML is part of Microsoft's XML core services, a major feature of Explorer

    Other than that, we made the same choices

    Oh, Quickset might not be that useful, I dont know. It lets you choose various configurations for your brightness, power, timeout settings, etc. Like plugged in, vs battery operation settings. Probably not all that helpful, but I cant imagine it takes up any processor cycles.
    Last edited by mtylerjr; 15th August 2007 at 02:48 AM.
    My Inspiron 1520:

    Blue, WSXGA+, T7300, 8600mGT, 2gb Ram, 160gb 7200rpm HD, Vista Premium, BT, Webcam, Audigy Sound, Wifi-N, DVD R/W, 2Yrs+Accidental Damage

    Ordered 7/7, Received 8/16
    Stolen 10/1
    Recovered via Lojack on 1/27
    Order Dell XPS or Inspiron before July 16th? Click Here

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    I glanced really quickly and just assumed he got the free crappy version of Office that doesn't even have Word or whatever. Your updated list looks pretty good though. Only things are you may want to see if they have newer versions of adobe/java available on the internet.

    Dell Inspiron 1420 (Jet Black)
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz, 800Mhz 4M L2 Cache)
    14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ TL LCD
    2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
    GeForce Go 8400M GS w/ 128MB
    160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    A good registry cleaner is Ccleaner. Download from filehippo.com. I've used it numerous times before and it is spyware, adware, trojan, worm, etc. FREE (i.e. has none of those, so it's ok to download).

    WORD OF CAUTION WITH ANY REGISTRY CLEANING PROGRAM: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DELETING. IF IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT.

    That's my 2 cents...
    Inspiron 1520 | Midnight Blue | Core 2 Duo T7100
    2GB DDR2 RAM | Glossy 15.4" 1280x800 | 256MB 8600M GT
    160GB 5400RPM | 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer | Intel 3945 WLAN
    2.0M pixel Camera | 6-cell Battery | Bluetooth

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    Default Re: What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

    Funnily enough, "Do no evil" Google offers its bloatware to OEMs.

 

 
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