What Pre-Intstalled programs are usefull?? Which are Rubbish??

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  1. gotwood

    gotwood Newbie

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    Im wondering if I should do a clean install(I will lose lots of the preinstalled programs/utilites. Or a Upgrade??

    Then If it is an upgrade what are really useful programs/utilites??

    I have a FW480.
     
  2. aacury

    aacury Notebook Consultant

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    hello,

    in my humble opinion, 99% of the preinstalled sony programs/utils are rubbish. I say that because after performing a clean windows 7 install, I don't miss any of those. Some would say that Battery Care is important, but I've never used it. After 2 years, my battery is still good.

    I advise you to create backup discs (to recover the original state of your machine or even keep your recovery partition) and perform a clean install. Anyways, you can always find drivers and utils here: ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/PUB/VAIO/ORIGINAL/. I'm not sure for the FW, though.
     
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    leslieann Notebook Deity

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    I install the stock utilities, that's it.
    Battery care, power management, event services, drive protection, etc... Other than that, no pre-installed stuff. Especially proprietary stuff, which is usually poorly written compared to more mainstream stuff.

    Upgrades are often trouble, too many things can break, and you are just bringing the problems you had before into the new operating system.
     
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