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Windows 7: House Cleaning?

15 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
House Cleaning?

I am in the process of doing a little "House Cleaning" of software I don't use or don't need or think I need.
Please check the 2 captures snaps and let me know if I don't need them and can safely uninstall them.
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You may want to check my system specs before advising me. TIA
I will be in and out all day but will get back ASAP!



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15 Sep 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Regarding the Adobe programs:

You can delete them all. If you end up needing one of them, you will be prompted to download same. This is an easy way of updating your Adobe software.

If you're not using the visual stuff, you can delete same.

Generally, I've found MS and other software more forgiving of our over-deleting than in the XP/vista years.
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I would keep Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader. I program in Flash and have numerous documents I read which are PDF files. I have no need for Adobe Media Player. Adobe Air is also used for developers. And based on your Visual C++, somebody on your computer must have been a developer/programmer.
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I would keep Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader. I program in Flash and have numerous documents I read which are PDF files. I have no need for Adobe Media Player. Adobe Air is also used for developers. And based on your Visual C++, somebody on your computer must have been a developer/programmer.
Lemur,
Thanks for you input.
I am the only one using this computer from its conception and I can assure you I am not a developer/programmer. I can barely chew gum and walk at the same time with respect to computer knowledge.
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15 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Regarding the Adobe programs:

You can delete them all. If you end up needing one of them, you will be prompted to download same. This is an easy way of updating your Adobe software.

If you're not using the visual stuff, you can delete same.

Generally, I've found MS and other software more forgiving of our over-deleting than in the XP/vista years.

Karl,
Thanks for your feed back on my House Cleaning tasks.
Will make changes later this week when I get more feedback from others.
A rep+ will be on the way to both you and Lemur.
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15 Sep 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Dennis, I'd keep the 2 flash (one is IE, the other FF or Opera). Keep the adobe reader if it is your desired program for pdf files (look into Foxit, or Sumatra if you want less bloat, and fewer security issues).

You can keep the C+ 2010 if you have space. You likely installed something that wanted them. Keep Silverlight if you want to use Bing visual search. Otherwise you can dump it and the rest in the 2nd screenshot.

Of all you show, I have the 2 flash, and one C+. Just FYI. A Guy
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15 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

You could dump the Adobes, except for Reader and the Flash Players.
Silverlight is Microsofts version of Flash, so keep that.

Dump the studio tools, and the C++2008. Keep the c++2010 redistro's, as they may be needed when using or installing other programs.
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15 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Keep the adobe reader if it is your desired program for pdf files (look into Foxit, or Sumatra if you want less bloat, and fewer security issues).
A Guy
I second A Guy's suggestion to look into Foxit Reader because it it a fraction the size of Adobe Reader and it works just as well.

~Maxx~
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16 Sep 2010   #9

7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

I play a game, the viewer for which, installs the Microsoft Visual C++ libraries. I do not and have never done that kind of programming, I'm more of a web guy.

I'll third the Foxit suggestion. Since I found that, I don't even bother installing Acrobat.
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16 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

+1 for foxit reader it is much better than adobe offerings.

Steer clear of adobe because like apple they bloat your system up and want to take control of your system by installing many many other things that you didn't ask for.

You will need flash though if you view videos on-line.
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