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Windows 7: House Cleaning?

16 Sep 2010   #11
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

RST101- Great signature!

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16 Sep 2010   #12
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
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.

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+1 Foxit has been my pdf reader of choice since adobe reader became a 90MB install!
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16 Sep 2010   #13
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Adobe Reader and Flashplayers must remain because they are the flashplayer is needed for Youtube and online content and of course you open PDF's with the Adobe reader.

You might wanna need Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove some more unneeded things they may leave behind.

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia
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16 Sep 2010   #14
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Adobe Reader and Flashplayers must remain because they are the flashplayer is needed for Youtube and online content and of course you open PDF's with the Adobe reader.[/url]
Although Flashplayer is needed to view video content online I uninstalle Adobe Reader years ago and replaced it with the ultra lightweight Foxit Reader and I have no problems reading PDF's.

~Maxx~
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16 Sep 2010   #15
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Adobe Reader and Flashplayers must remain because they are the flashplayer is needed for Youtube and online content and of course you open PDF's with the Adobe reader.

You might wanna need Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove some more unneeded things they may leave behind.

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia
Be careful using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. It was removed by MS because it can remove the saved installers in C:\windows\Installer (this is a hidden OS folder), making it difficult to uninstall certain programs. I have personally used WICU on XP, but not had need on Windows 7. It may well work fine, but best to suggest it as a last resort. A Guy
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16 Sep 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Adobe Reader and Flashplayers must remain because they are the flashplayer is needed for Youtube and online content and of course you open PDF's with the Adobe reader.

You might wanna need Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove some more unneeded things they may leave behind.

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia
Be careful using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. It was removed by MS because it can remove the saved installers in C:\windows\Installer (this is a hidden OS folder), making it difficult to uninstall certain programs. I have personally used WICU on XP, but not had need on Windows 7. It may well work fine, but best to suggest it as a last resort. A Guy
I only used it on programs that I know are gone, uninstalled. They are the just the remnants. Though it displays entries from programs that are still installed, I ignore those. I got no problems so far.
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17 Sep 2010   #17
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Be careful using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. It was removed by MS because it can remove the saved installers in C:\windows\Installer (this is a hidden OS folder), making it difficult to uninstall certain programs.A Guy
Thanks A Guy! I've read the same thing about this program over on the Comodo Forum.

~Maxx~
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17 Sep 2010   #18
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did some House Cleaning.
What else can I do? Looking at Fox Reader but need your input!
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17 Sep 2010   #19
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Did some House Cleaning.
What else can I do? Looking at Fox Reader but need your input!
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I'm not sure what all you do on your computer but I will say I switched to Fox-it

Reader about 6 or 8 months ago, much better in my opinion.
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17 Sep 2010   #20
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Did some House Cleaning.
What else can I do? Looking at Fox Reader but need your input!
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Dennis in 1st shot, delete Acrobat.com and Adobe Media Player. And delete Acrobat Reader if you install Foxit. Acrobat Reader currently has a vulnerability, they are expected to patch it within the next 1 to 2 weeks. But they are constantly having new vulnerabilities, and I dumped it many months ago for Sumatra PDF reader. More people prefer Foxit, but if you only occasionally open a pdf file, Sumatra will suit you.

In 2nd screen, you can safely delete all but the two MsXML entries. If C++ is ever needed by something you install, it would likely prompt for you to install it.

A Guy
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