Remove unnecessary programs from Vista Acer

Acer Extensa 5620-6832 notebook
May 26, 2010 at 12:13:07
Specs: Windows Vista
I want to remove all unnecessary programs from my acer. I was wondering if anyone has a list of programs that can be removed and which ones cannot.

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May 26, 2010 at 15:48:38
Yeah, you can remove a lot of stuff. I do it often for my customers.

Read post #5 here...

"I made sure to remove all the crapware, trialware, and bloatware before I did anything else - Norton was the first to go followed by Office Trial. Then I went through the Add/Remove program list and cleaned that out too. I also checked the msconfig Startup items and pared that down to less than half of the items that were there."

How much RAM (system memory) do you have in that thing?


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May 26, 2010 at 16:32:09
Well up until about a month ago I had 2- 512mb then purchased 2GB that is in it now. I was going to go for 4 GBs but the requirements for this Acer only goes to 2GB.

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May 26, 2010 at 17:58:12
Good...1Gb just doesn't get it for Vista. I spend a lot of time on Vista machines with 1Gb trimming out all the bloatware.

Apps like Norton, Office Trial editions, instant messaging programs you don't use, Real Player, IE Toolbars (Yahoo, Google), etc. can gobble up a lot of memory.

Are you familiar with msconfig? If not, here's a little help.


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