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Unnecessary programs

by kristineg / September 28, 2010 5:44 AM PDT

The manager of a company gave me this windows xp dell dimension 4500. I know nothing about many of the programs that are on the add/remove programs list. Is there any way to find out what is necessary for windows xp/dell and what is not? She did not give me back up disks.

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also...
by kristineg / September 28, 2010 5:54 AM PDT
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how do I delete a program off the remove programs list if it has an error message that says "the feature that you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable"? The computer was once part of a network, but now it is just my personal computer. I'm logged on as Administrator.

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The best thing to do: ...
by Kees Bakker / September 28, 2010 6:14 AM PDT
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ask her the original disk, or let her explain to you how to use the recovery partition to go back to factory settings. Most often, that's ctrl-F11 early during boot.

Kees

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