Relieving the bloat!

  Diemmess 15:35 06 Oct 2009

I backup C: drive regularly using Acronis.
This is XP Pro SP3
Am covered by AVG, ZA, MalwareBytes and CCleaner.

However, many of the files downloaded like XP fixes are almost automatic and pile up as the months go by.

C: drive has almost twice the amount of stuff stored a year or so ago.

So I would appreciate your view on any of these listed. Can I scrap all or some of them and so clean things up?

1 Adobe Air
2 Adobe Atmosphere Player
3 Apple Mobile Device Support and Apple Software Update
4 Bonjour
5 HP Customer Participation Program 10
6 HP Update
7 Java (TM) 6 Update 15, 3, 5, 7 Keep just the latest?

8 Learn2 Player (Uninstall only)

9 Microsoft Silverlight and 9a Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.40818.0

10 Microsoft User Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0

11 Shop for HP Supplies.

There is of course virtually everything MS has sent automatically With an Acronis clone in the background, which can I be rid of (all but the latest date of each topic)?
There's a whole lot of marketing from Epson and HP, but that I can sort for myself.

The object is to be free of unused stuff, rather that make more space, and Yes, I backed up just a few minutes ago.

  Technotiger 15:47 06 Oct 2009

I would get rid of 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11.

  mfletch 15:55 06 Oct 2009

7 Java (TM) 6 Update 15, 3, 5, 7 Keep just the latest?

Yes remove all but the latest one

Which is now 16

click here

  woodchip 16:57 06 Oct 2009

Also check how much space System Restore is using and reduce it

  woodchip 16:58 06 Oct 2009

I think you will be shocked on how much space you can get back by reducing the above

  birdface 16:58 06 Oct 2009

I would have thought that you would need to keep the HP update.Not unless you never get any updates.

  Technotiger 17:13 06 Oct 2009

Relieving the Bloat - HP updates can always be done Manually.

  woodchip 17:22 06 Oct 2009

Thats what I do with my HP Laptop

  Diemmess 17:44 06 Oct 2009

Thanks to all for the advice so far.

To avoid confusion the HP files relate to the sturdy mono-laser printer and not to the PC. I suppose I could scrap all the related files, they are largely marketing ones I have the CD and the drivers are loaded.

Same goes for the aging Epson inkjet and a decent scanner, any scans are dealt with using picture editing or OCR.

System Restore, I have never used, please tell this backward lad where to look for its controls?

Using this computer is a mental relief from "something entirely different" see click here
This has cost more hours stopping tiny drips than any amount of reinstallations ever did!

  Snec 17:51 06 Oct 2009

Remove old Java with Javara.

I'm often surprised most people using this forum seem unaware of Javara. See click here

  Technotiger 18:02 06 Oct 2009

System Restore ....Right-click My Computer then click Properties, click the System Restore tab to find the 'controls'.

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