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Windows 7: Programs needed on computer

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit.
Programs needed on computer

HI, Im new to this forum. My computer is acting up and I have been cleaning up some of my programs that I have installed and dont need or use anymore! I don't want to delete anything im not suppose to so my question is does anyone know what I can get rid of and What I need to keep, I have a lot of stuff like HP games, I know I don't need but things like Muvee Reveal I dont know if I need this or not! If anyone has a general rule of what you need and dont nee Id greatly appreciate it! :) Thanks in advance. :)

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry, but there's no general rule what's needed and what's not.
If I gave somebody else my box, he'd probably delete half the software I got on it and install another 20 programs he constantly needs while it may suit somebody else's needs almost perfectly.

Basically, you'll need a proper browser, antivirus, a good packer, image viewer and some sort of office package.
Everything else absolutely depends on your individual needs.
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello dani888207, welcome to Seven Forums!

The information below is always an option.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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21 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

You want to ask for a standard programs that are installing after clean installation of Windows or?
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22 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit.

I really just want to know the names of important programs needed to make my program run so I don't delete the wrong ones. I know which ones I use and dont use but im unsure of what a few are.
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22 Mar 2011   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Anything that you can uninstall is not needed for windows to run.
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24 Mar 2011   #7

windows 7 x 64

please install Emsisoft Anti Malware and always scan deep and update once a week, it's a free programm and will find all trojans and virusses
During the instalation you will be asked to scan; scan fast (top) or you'll be waiting for a few hours.
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