Inspiron 1520 Bloatware (What can I remove?)

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  1. motocross

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    What Dell publisher bloatware can I safety remove from my Inspiron 1520?

    -Banctec Service Agreement (publisher: Dell)
    -Browser Address Error Redirecter (publisher: Dell)
    -Dell DataSafe Online (publisher: Dell)
    -Dell Support Center (publisher: Dell)
    -Dell System Customization Wizard (publisher: Dell)
    -Dell Support (publisher: Dell)
    -Games, Music & Photo Launcher (publisher: Dell)
    -Media Direct (publisher: Dell)
    -Modem Diagnostic Tool (publisher: Dell)
    -Quickset (publisher: Dell)

    Thanks in advance:)
     
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    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Banctec Service Agreement (publisher: Dell)-I would keep this. It basically just states the terms and conditions of your service contract. You can toss it if you tend to keep everything (manuals, etc.) when you buy a product.

    -Browser Address Error Redirecter (publisher: Dell)-Get rid of it: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/24/0342246

    -Dell DataSafe Online (publisher: Dell)-Keep it if you choose, X amount of months of online back up is included in the price of your system, I would at least try it.

    -Dell Support Center (publisher: Dell)-The choice is yours. It basically places all support info (service tag #, quick fix tools, system warranty status, quick links to drivers, etc.) into one window. More info:http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/06/25/17311.aspx

    -Dell System Customization Wizard (publisher: Dell)-Get rid of it-basically a settings walkthrough that should have appeared the first time you powered on your system and logged on to windows

    -Dell Support (publisher: Dell)-get rid of it. Hasn't shown me anything worthwhile about my Dell.

    -Games, Music & Photo Launcher (publisher: Dell)-You can get rid of it-It basically is a special folder containing shortcuts to the trial software Dell added to your system as well as some of the bundles you may have checked off in the configurator-Most cases you can get to these programs from the Start menu.

    -Media Direct (publisher: Dell)-Keep this if you want to view media on your system without booting Windows (by pushing the House button on your notebook while it's powered off)

    -Modem Diagnostic Tool (publisher: Dell)

    -Quickset (publisher: Dell)-I would keep it. Quickset allows you to see visual indicators to things like adjusting the brightness of your screen, sound volume, etc. Also, it provides a control for your wireless and bluetooth connections, as well as power management settings.
     
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    darkie Notebook Geek

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    Only things I've kept were Mediadirect and Quickset. But if you have movies on your HD you'll probably have to install some codecs for mediadirect (there's walkthroughs on the forum).
     
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    Thanks guys! That info was very helpful:)
     

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