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    Default some programs I want to delete......

    theres some programs I want to delete but wanted to make sure it was ok to before I do, im trying to clean up my new t61 the best I could..

    heres some of the programs..

    1. norton internet security....is this free or is it any good?>
    2. lenovo registration..keeps popping up on start up, do i have to register through this?
    3. bunch of windows programs..
    a. windows calendar
    b. windows contacts
    c. windows defender
    d. " phto gallery
    e. " movie maker
    f. " meeting space
    g " update
    4. PC doctor 5 for windows... pretty big file, should i keep this?
    5. picasa 2.. this looks useless
    6. netwaiting...useless
    7. multimedia center for think offerings...what is this?

    anyways some of these programs I cant find through the control panel add/uninstall programs... how can I delete some of these?

    I would appreciate any input on this

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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    ill add some more when i find some more

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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    You can't delete all the Windows ones.

    1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 can be safely deleted

    Or the short version:
    If a program is listed under add/remove, it can be uninstalled safely. If it warns you that programs X, Y and Z won't work if you continue uninstalling, you'll have to decide if you need X, Y and Z.

    And if a program is not listed there, it's most likely part of Windows, and can not be removed.

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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    I personally recommend you keep Windows Defender and the Multimedia Center. Windows Defender is an realtime antimalware program and the Multimedia Center Offerings are the Sonic burning utilities as well as the DVD player software.

    The rest from the list seem like junk to me.

    If you want to uninstall programs you can't see in the Add/Remove, try right clicking the program's shortcut and select properties. Find the target of that shortcut and looking around in that folder for the uninstall wizard.

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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    And install AVG Free after you trash Norton.
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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    Quote Originally Posted by pixelot View Post
    And install AVG Free after you trash Norton.
    Or Avast! Home Edition, also free. Works well and it's a bit less obtrusive than AVG, I think.

    Norton sucks and is a resource hog.

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    Default Re: some programs I want to delete......

    Quote Originally Posted by drjohn View Post
    Works well and it's a bit less obtrusive than AVG, I think.
    I don't understand how a program can be any less intrusive than AVG. lol

    It just sits in your system tray and does its job, no interruptions; at least not for me.

    But yea, both AVG or Avast! will do well as an antivirus.

 

 

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