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Windows 7: Bundled Software

09 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Bundled Software

Hi all, i have just recently bought an Acer Aspire 5551 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and it has come with a load of crap installed by default that i don't want or even need.

Now i have taken about 15 trial games, dvd writing software and other bloated stuff off as i use my preferred software like anyone does. Now what i want to know is, is it safe for me to take all the bundled Acer software off, i.e Acer power manager, Acer eRecovery and Acer this and that. Will Windows do all the power managing for me?

And if Windows (sidetracking here :)) does do all the managing why do they stick it all on in the first place?

I have made the windows recovery disc, and the Acer drivers disc and the Acer recovery DVD's so i do have proper backups if anything should go wrong.

Many thanks in advance.


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09 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

I don't see a need to completely take them off of your computer, they shouldn't be taking up too much space. What I would do is just close the program, that way if something comes up where you need them you don't have to reinstall them :)
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09 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You could also disable those apps from running at boot up, and you'll find out if they are needed or not. If you do, and find yourself missing some functionality, then you can re-enable them. If time goes by, and you're just fine with them, you can remove them.
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09 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thanks Kirsch, i am not worried about the space, i have 250GB. I would like Windows to start a little faster than what it does, it takes about 3 minutes to get to a fully usable desktop and i thought maybe all this bundled software was the cause.
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09 Sep 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Type in msconfig in start button then go to startup and uncheck items you don't want starting.
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09 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Since you have already made disc's of the important things, then yes it is safe to remove the stuff you don't want, then after you have it the way you want it, make a backup image of it so you can get back the way you want it:)
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09 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thanks all, i will go and have a fiddle with disabling some of the many things at startup and if it goes wrong i will just re-enable it.
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