|17 Apr 2010||#1|
Removing Windows 7 components/applications
How much space would you save by uninstalling the Windows components: IE8, Media Features, Tablet PC, Gadget Platform, XPS Services, etc?
Is there a way to get rid of individual programs such as Wordpad, Notepad, and Paint?
Is there any performance, stability, or compatibility issues when uninstalling these components?
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|17 Apr 2010||#2|
Unfortunately, you would not save any HDD space at all since Windows Features only turns off or on the Windows 7 feature and does not unistall it.
Yes, there could be issues to turning off a feature if you or Windows 7 is using it (ex: .Net Framework), and having stuff no longer work all of a sudden in Windows 7. I would advise that you only turn off the ones you know you do not need, and only do them one at a time and test inbetween to see if you have any problems with it turned off.
To be safe, create a restore point before doing this so that you can do a system restore back to that restore point if needed.
Hope this helps,
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