What bloatware should I remove? Full list provided

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  1. Floyd Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather Newbie

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    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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    Maksa Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Haha... I guess we had the same idea... maybe a mixture of both of these lists depending on your needs :)
     
  6. Floyd Mayweather

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

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