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Windows 7: Need to know what I can delete from Program files.

20 Sep 2012   #1
miarunsthrough

not sure honestly!
 
 
Need to know what I can delete from Program files.

I have alot of random folders in my program files86x folder. I got this laptop refurbished from Radio shack and it was a comp that was out to look at.

Im guessing that alot of random stuff has gotten on it over the years.

only have 32g lift!

anyway heres a list of things that i am wanting to delete but i wanna make sure i dont need the file && its ok!
Here we go!
*Micro= Microsoft
~AC3 Filter
~ATI Technologies
~Bonjour
~Citrix
~Corel
~File Type Assistant
~Internet Explorer (I use crome & only Crome)
~Micro Application Virtualization Client
~Micro Digital Experance
~Micro Office (dont have word,pwr point excel installed)
~micro silverlight
~Micro skydrive
~Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Microsoft.NET
~Fierfox
~MSBuild
~Nortan PC check up ( I use Malware anti-malwear * Iv tryed to delete this but it says its in use)
~Oracle
~Playready
~realtek
~realtek WLAN Driver
~REfrence Assemblies
~SMPlayer
~TOSHIBA
~Toshiba Online Backup
~Windows Defender
~Windows Mail
~Windows NT
~Windows Portable Devices
~Windows Sidebar
~DVD MAKER
~Ipod (Dont have one)
~Elantech


OK thats the list! Anything you know that I can delete for sure & wont affect my comp in a negitive way let me know. Also If you could give INFO on each thing so i know what it is would be great! Sorry its alot! xD


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20 Sep 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You need to look in Control Panel/Programs and Features to see what programs are listed there as available to uninstall.

I can tell you that the following are not shown in my Windows installation, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful to you:

AC3 filter
ATI technologies
bonjour
citrix
corel
file type assistant
micro application virtualization
micro digital experance
micro skydrive
Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Nortan PC check up
~Oracle
~SMPlayer
~TOSHIBA
~Toshiba Online Backup
~DVD MAKER
~Ipod (Dont have one)
~Elantech
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20 Sep 2012   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

If it was me I would use the key on the COA and do Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and start fresh.

Jerry
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20 Sep 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would make a new installation without all the garbage. Pick the one for which you have the product key on your COA sticker (on the bottom of the laptop) from here (these are completely legal copies): [Direct Download Links] Download Official Windows 7 RTM with SP1 ISO (32-bit and 64-bit) - Tweaking with Vishal

Edit: LOL, Jerry was 10 seconds faster. I have to brush up on my typing speed.
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20 Sep 2012   #5
miarunsthrough

not sure honestly!
 
 

I dont think i could factory reset my laptop i would looses everything i have.
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20 Sep 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miarunsthrough View Post
I dont think i could factory reset my laptop i would looses everything i have.
You have nothing backed up?
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20 Sep 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What can you lose. Backup your data and off you go. Programs can be easily reinstalled. That system looks like it has undergone a lot of beating and is probably a slow performer.
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20 Sep 2012   #8
miarunsthrough

not sure honestly!
 
 

I dont even know how to back up my data. If i do that all my photos/vids would be saved?
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20 Sep 2012   #9
miarunsthrough

not sure honestly!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miarunsthrough View Post
I dont think i could factory reset my laptop i would looses everything i have.
You have nothing backed up?
No, I dont even know how to do that. Im sadly not so knowledgeable about computers.
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20 Sep 2012   #10
JohnGrigg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Screenshot please

I love helping people clean out their pc from crapware and useless applications.

Could you upload a screenshot of the uninstall programs list?

I know you typed the list above but i want to see what it looks like in windows.
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