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uninstalled software

by timestoby / January 30, 2006 4:46 AM PST

im lookn for abit of softwere that will let me uninstall things i got from cds the come with magazines and stuff i got from the net.and alot of the things dont have the uninstall bit.id like to take alot of stuff i dont use or need,but i dont want my setings changed nor do i want to take something out by mistake that another program will need.i would like everything to run as normal when i have taken wot i want out.
one more thing.is there abit of software i can dowload that will let me no if my pc is running as fast as it should.cheers guys

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What operating system?
by chuckieu / January 30, 2006 5:05 AM PST
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If Windows 98se, ME, or XP, do this. Start-Control Panel-
Add/Remove Programs. From there, remove any programs listed that you don't want. Most will be listed. Sounds like you install programs without really knowing what they are. chuck

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by John.Wilkinson / January 30, 2006 5:57 AM PST
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Like Chuck said, first try add/remove programs, as most items should be listed there. If they are not, try going to the program's installation directory (C:\Program Files\software title) and see if there is an EXE titled uninstall, remove, unins000, etc. If so, double-click that to run the uninstaller. If the program has no uninstaller (usually not a good sign), I'd suggest posting the names of the programs back here. (You could try just deleting the associated files and folders, but that can sometimes cause more harm than good.)

As to the speed and performance of your computer, you can try PCPitStop, which has a free online performance test that will point out the key problems and compare your system to others. It's not going to turn your system int a lean, mean computing machine, but it will get you pointed in the right direction.

Hope this helps,
John

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