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Windows 7: Can I cleanup Control Panel>programs and features entries

09 Feb 2014   #1

win 7 pro x64
Can I cleanup Control Panel>programs and features entries

This section of my win 7 professional (x64) computer appears to have files that are out of date, near duplicates and possible useless files (x32 versions and I use x64 OS). For example, the addition of a MS programs do not delete the out of date ones (I have 2010, and other versions of Virtual Studio express!).

Can anyone provide guidance on what files may be deleted from this section of my computer (if any) and how to delete such files?

Thanks for any help'

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10 Feb 2014   #2

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Hello frvaughan2 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Some programs do not delete previous versions. Each new version builds upon a previous version so deleting an older version could cause the program to stop working. Other programs may install a 32-bit and a 64-bit version for backward compatibility purposes. This article explains why Windows 7 comes with a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Internet Explorer. The same concepts would apply to other programs.

Should I Use the 32- or 64-bit Version of Internet Explorer? | PCWorld

If you post a screenshot of your Programs and Features the Forum experts might be better able to advise you if any can be removed.

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