I have too many programs installed on my HDD. Which ones should I uninstall?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by jtvd78, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. jtvd78

    jtvd78 Limp Gawd

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  2. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Well the largest files on there are going to be the games, so start by removing the ones you don't play anymore. Otherwise, what are you concerned about ... the drive space being used or just the amount of applications installed?

    A few other things ... check out http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/ It's an application that has 'definitions' and will automatically remove bloated add-ons that get installed. Also, download CCleaner and run Cleaner on that and it will remove temp files and such. If you've never ran one you're likely to clean up several hundred to possibly a few GB of junk files. Then click Tools and System Restore and delete all of the old entries.
     
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  3. Flyboat

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    I would just format the hard drive and start over.
     
  4. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    I concur with and support all of this.

    Also, if you don't use it, uninstall it.
     
  5. dx00

    dx00 Limp Gawd

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    uninstall games and Roxio
     
  6. gimp

    gimp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    go ahead and uninstall Office, SQL Server, Intel PRO Network Connections, and iTunes.
    that should be good.
    /sarcasm

    seriously, why do you have to ask? like somebody here is psychic and knows exactly what you need and/or use all the time?
     
  7. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Took the words right out of my mouth, errr reply box. How in the hell would anyone else know what you need or don't need? Since only YOU know this, go through and remove what you don't need, or duplicate versions of the same software.
     
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  9. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    I don't suggest uninstalling SQL unless you know your not using an application that depends on it.
     
  10. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    This. And next time, consider whether you actually NEED some of that crapware before just downloading/installing everything. Looks like you went with the default options on a lot of installers...individually they usually aren't space hogs, but they add up and clutter your PAF menu.
     
  11. knothead34

    knothead34 [H]ard|Gawd

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    i would ditch the google toolbar for starters.as others have said. only you know what you need to delete. also conisder adding another hard drive if you insist on keeping stuff.
     
  12. lynguyen

    lynguyen n00b

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    I think you should uninstall some which never using it
     
  13. Whatsisname

    Whatsisname [H]ardForum Junkie

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    just get a bigger HDD.
     
  14. Jon55

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    *head explodes* You seriously have all those installed? Do you even use half of them?

    Reformat. Erase the entire drive. Or get a new drive (1 TB HDD's can be had now-a-days for around $100). Either way, start over from scratch. Install the ones you use most and then install anything else as you need it.
     
  15. gesicht

    gesicht Gawd

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    ya what he said ^^

    format, reinstall what you need.
     
  16. gimp

    gimp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    wtf is this thread still going?

    nobody can answer the question. Well, unless you're psychic.
     
  17. grizzed

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    QFT - There only acceptable answer here - is don't uninstall shit. Slap on another drive and keep going.

    You still need 7 Zip. Open Office, True Crypt, Password Safe, Virtual box, Filezilla/Winscp, defraggler, and putty -it's really not a computer unless you've got putty.

    ~~correction you can uninstall mcafee and get Free AVG
     
  18. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    The funniest part about this thread is still not yet hearing back from the OP on if he got this cleared up or not.
     
  19. jtvd78

    jtvd78 Limp Gawd

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    The only reason that I didn't respond is because everybody kept saying that they couldn't help. I am surprised that the thread is still ongoing. The problem is cleared up, and I got a whole new computer.
     
  20. Synaptic71

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    I opt for the reformat fix as well, nothing like a fresh HD to work with.
     
  21. Jon55

    Jon55 2[H]4U

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    Yeah guys why does this thread keep going?
     
  22. jtvd78

    jtvd78 Limp Gawd

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    I thought it would be dead right after I read the first few comments
     
  23. rive22

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    this
     
  24. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    I thought my advice was pretty good.