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My new Dell has a zillion processes running and I was wondering the best way to clean up this mess. I have offers for Earthlink, AOL, Norton, MusicMatch etc. What processes are good to eliminate? BTW I took the 3 months of Norton free before I move back over to AVG Free. Will I have to uninstall Norton? Also, I like MediaPlayer 10, so how do I neuter MusicMatch from taking over? Thanks, Shawn.
 

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"Don't Buy Dell" is the best advice I am getting to my question? I wanted to know how to rid the garbage from the computer, not an opinion of my brand choice. What should I remove when I use add/delete? Also, how do I inactivate the myway bar?
 

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Cortez:

Don't feel bad that people are telling you not to buy Dell. Dell and other companies are infamous for loading crap onto machines. Which is why people who know what they are doing build their own systems.
That being said, just delete all the programs you think you will never use. Better yet, if you can get your hands on a copy of windows, just format the drive and fresh install windows.
And the most important piece of advice?
--- Don't buy Dell.

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Blitze105 said:
Don't buy dells? Or you could try add/remove and the old fashion deleting method.
-blitze
Ok let's try this again...

Step 1: Use add/remove to remove programs you won't need.

Step 2: Use the search feature for the rest of the junk.

Step 3: Don't buy dells.

Read it all.... shake 3 times.... and you have it.
-blitze
 

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He already bought a Dell computer so why are you all telling him not to buy one?

Cortezj29, most pre-installed systems that come from the large brand name companies such as Dell, HP, and Gateway will install many programs that you may or may not need. This is usually done for "family computers" where a number of program varieties may be needed. Uninstalling the applications, or preventing them from running at startup will lessen the number of processes running.

I build my own systems, but I do have an HP and a Dell for workstation usage. I don't have any problems with either of them. A computer is only as good as the person who is operating it.
 

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PaPaGUru said:
I would add, "or who built it..."
How about you add some evidence to support your statements instead of brainlessly making unfounded remarks. If all you can say is "don't by a Dell" and you have no reason for saying other than "it's the elite thing to say", then don't bother making a reply.
 

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How about you add some evidence to support your statements instead of brainlessly making unfounded remarks. If all you can say is "don't by a Dell" and you have no reason for saying other than "it's the elite thing to say", then don't bother making a reply.
If you took my remarks as a flame, I apologize. IMHO, Dell's and most other company's load a bunch of CRAP that NO ONE uses onto their systems. Am I wrong? I would rather build one myself, or have one built for me by a System builder that just throws on an OS and leaves EVERYTHING else up to me. I like to have quality parts in my system. I enjoy troubleshooting my own issues on my system.
But, I digress. The main issue here is Bloatware. Dell has it. Compaq's/HP/Toshiba/Sony all put things you either don't want or need on your system.
If you have a hard on for Dell, I apologize.

/endrant
 

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IMHO, Dell's and most other company's load a bunch of CRAP that NO ONE uses onto their systems. Am I wrong? I would rather build one myself, or have one built for me by a System builder that just throws on an OS and leaves EVERYTHING else up to me. I like to have quality parts in my system. I enjoy troubleshooting my own issues on my system.
But, I digress. The main issue here is Bloatware. Dell has it. Compaq's/HP/Toshiba/Sony all put things you either don't want or need on your system.
I, I, I. Me, me, me. Everything you said relates to you and only you. You may not use the programs that Dell adds on there, but many people do. If you want to build your own system, then great, but don't tell someone that they shouldn't purchase a brand name system just because YOU have a problem with what gets installed on it, which STILL isn't a valid reason for the statements you made. Programs can always be removed.

If you have a hard on for Dell, I apologize.

/endrant
Please. Save your apologies and start producing informative responses.
 

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PaPaGUru said:
If you took my remarks as a flame, I apologize. IMHO, Dell's and most other company's load a bunch of CRAP that NO ONE uses onto their systems. Am I wrong? I would rather build one myself, or have one built for me by a System builder that just throws on an OS and leaves EVERYTHING else up to me. I like to have quality parts in my system. I enjoy troubleshooting my own issues on my system.
But, I digress. The main issue here is Bloatware. Dell has it. Compaq's/HP/Toshiba/Sony all put things you either don't want or need on your system.
If you have a hard on for Dell, I apologize.

/endrant
What you said is true.. all computers have bloatware if they aren't custome made. I am saying "dont buy dells" as a future not, and suggestion to maybe take it back if its brand new.

don't tell someone that they shouldn't purchase a brand name system just because YOU have a problem with what gets installed on it, which STILL isn't a valid reason for the statements you made. Programs can always be removed.
Interesting, i believe this user was complaining that there was "a zillion processes" they didn't want. Yes, they can be remove but see if you had a custom one, you would pay half the price, half the bloat ware, half the work, and have it customized to your needs. (I know dells do ask you what ull need the computer for so i am not insulting them for that)
-blitze
 
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