safe to uninstall these preinstalled programs?

  march 09:48 10 Feb 2009

At last have new pc
a medion akoya E3300D. Running vista32.

Will be installing own anti- virus & spyware etc, (first look at Vista the icons on taskbar & system tray are tiny, & no add/remove programs will take some getting use to)

Will uninstalling affect any other pre-installed programs or later when setting up internet connection.

These are the programs pre-installed that will not be used

I’m assuming that the first two programs are for Office home & student 2007 program
& should be ok to remove without affecting Microsoft Works 9 which is pre-installed

1 Activation assistant for 2007 office suite
2 Compatibility pack for 2007 office system

Other programs not wanted & will be removed are

3 Office home & student 2007

4 Bullguard 8.5

5 Google desktop
6 Google toolbar for internet explorer

Then these are in programs but either I don’t know what they are or if they are needed can someone explain them for me please

7 Picasa 2 (googled this & it’s for photo editing but I thought there was something in Works 9 for that)

8 Compatibility pack for 2007 office system

9 Microsoft silverlight

10 Microsoft visual C + + 2005 redistributable

Thank you

  Diodorus Siculus 09:57 10 Feb 2009

1-6: fine to remove.

I like google toolbar and desktop but it's up to you if you wish to remove them - it will not cause a problem.

7 - I also use Picasa for organising my digital images but safe to remove it.

8 - Can be removed

9&10 - best to leave them.

click here for PC Decrapifier - useful little tool.

  march 10:13 10 Feb 2009

crikey that was fast Diodorus Siculus thankyou very much for taking a look can get on with it now.

thanks & regards


  Sea Urchin 10:17 10 Feb 2009

And Add/Remove Programs in Vista is called Programs and Features - works much the same way.

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