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Windows 7: Which bloatware should I eliminated?

09 Jan 2012   #11

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

Here's what my programs look like now (see below).

However, I also want to delete IE and game folders from my Program and Program x86 folders, but one says I need permission from TrustedInstaller and the other requires permission from SYSTEM.

I'm the only user of this machine and the administrator. How do I get rid of this stuff (and if I need to login as the administrator, please tell me how).


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09 Jan 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

IE is an integral part of the system. If you delete it, you will have a lot of trouble in the future because many programs/websites look for it.

Games is another story. I delete those too - but not the folder. Who cares, it takes such a small bit of disk space.

I also deleted Adobe Air. Lots of luck with MSE. It got me into trouble.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2012   #13

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

I run Mozilla, but I can't trash IE? Oh well. What I'm trying to do is remove all distractions on this beast before I rebuild so the games and such need to go. I'd really like to just delete the folders. Once it's all squeaky clean, I'll burn a system image and backup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel95 View Post
I have recently restored my laptop back to factory setting and thereby forgot all the software that I installed and disposed of. My question regarding bloatware is ,which one do I get rid of?
If you knew what you got rid of before why can't you duplicate it again? You're the best person to recognize which software you want and don't want since you use it everyday.
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