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Hi guys, microsoft installed many things on my computer and most of them I don't know what they are. It make me feel so sick.
I want to know what are they ( if anyone know ) and are they must be installed.
Many thanks.

Here is a list of my installed program:
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7-Zip 4.65
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 10.0.45.2
Adobe Reader 8.2.5 Adobe Systems Incorporated 8.2.5
Agere Systems HDA Modem Agere Systems
Allway Sync version 9.2.15 Usov Lab
Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Broadcom Corporation 4.100.15.5
CCleaner Piriform 3.00
Chinese Simplified Fonts Support For Adobe Reader 8 Adobe Systems 8.0.0
CVSNT Server 2.5.04.3236 March Hare Software 2.5.04.3236
FileZilla Client 3.2.4.1 3.2.4.1
Google Chrome Google Inc. 7.0.517.44
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver 6.14.10.4543
IrfanView (remove only) Irfan Skiljan 4.27
J2SE Development Kit 5.0 Update 18 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1.5.0.180
Java 2 SDK, SE v1.4.2_15 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1.4.2_15
Java Application Platform SDK
Java DB 10.4.2.1 Sun Microsystems, Inc 10.4.2.1
Java(TM) 6 Update 14 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 6.0.140
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 14 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1.6.0.140
Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software Lenovo. 5.0.1.1500
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise McAfee, Inc. 8.6.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Corporation 2.2.30729
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Corporation 3.2.30729
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Microsoft Corporation 4.0.30319
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended Microsoft Corporation 4.0.30319
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack Microsoft Corporation 4.0.30319
Microsoft AppLocale MS 1.0.0
Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 Microsoft Corporation 2.0.50217.0
Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - VWD Express 2010 Tools Microsoft Corporation 2.0.50217.0
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 Microsoft Corporation 1.0.30319
Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Microsoft Corporation 9.00.2720
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Microsoft Corporation 11.0.6558.0
Microsoft Outlook Web Access S/MIME (2007) Microsoft Corporation 8.2.176.0
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 3.0.40818.0
Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK Microsoft Corporation 3.0.40818.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward compatibility Microsoft Corporation 8.05.2312
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Books Online (English) (September 2007) Microsoft Corporation 9.00.3207
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Browser Microsoft Corporation 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client Microsoft Corporation 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects Microsoft Corporation 10.50.1447.4
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files Microsoft Corporation 10.1.2731.0
Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.3 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.1600.22
Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.4 Microsoft Corporation 10.1.2512.8
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express Microsoft Corporation 9.00.4035.00
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client Microsoft Corporation 9.00.4035.00
Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English) Microsoft Corporation 9.00.4035.00
Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types Microsoft Corporation 10.50.1447.4
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer Microsoft Corporation 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4974 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.4974
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Runtime - 10.0.30319 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Microsoft Corporation 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component Microsoft Corporation 12.0.4518.1066
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express - ENU Microsoft Corporation 10.0.30319
Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard 1.53
Microsoft Windows Application Compatibility Database
Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Express Tools for Web - enu Microsoft Corporation 3.5.30729
Mozilla Firefox (3.6.12) Mozilla 3.6.12 (en-US)
MSDN Library - July 2000
MSXML 6.0 Parser Microsoft Corporation 6.10.1129.0
Nero 6 Ultra Edition
Notepad++
PuTTY version 0.60 Simon Tatham 0.60
Python 2.6.6 Python Software Foundation 2.6.6150
Python 3.1.2 Python Software Foundation 3.1.2150
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 5.10.0.5366
Ruby 1.8.7-p302 RubyInstaller Team 1.8.7-p302
SharpReader 0.9.7.0 Luke Hutteman
Smart Defrag IObit 1.5.0
StyleEditor Oracle Corporation
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Synaptics 8.3.4.0
TAP Testing Toolkit
Tweak UI
UltraEdit v14.00a+2 IDM Computer Solutions, Inc. 14.0.9
Vista/XP Virtual Desktops Z-Systems 0.9.1.0
VNC Free Edition 4.1.2 RealVNC Ltd. 4.1.2
Web Deployment Tool Microsoft Corporation 1.1.0618
Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) Microsoft Corporation
Windows Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft Corporation 20090308.140743
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 14.0.8117.0416
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant Microsoft Corporation 5.000.818.5
Windows Live Upload Tool Microsoft Corporation 14.0.8014.1029
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft Corporation 20080414.031525
WinMerge 2.12.4 Thingamahoochie Software 2.12.4
WinSCP 4.2.9 Martin Prikryl 4.2.9
WinZip 11.1 WinZip Computing, S.L. 11.1.7466

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Hi Gunbuster363

Originally quoted by: Gunbuster363How can I sweep out the microsoft things that I do not need?
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Hi guys, microsoft installed many things on my computer and most of them I don't know what they are. It make me feel so sick.
I want to know what are they ( if anyone know ) and are they must be installed.
Many thanks.

You need all of your Microsoft updates and Window updates from what I can see. The Microsoft is part if not the core of your computer, allowing applications, your modem, operating system, and more. I can go over this in more detail, but notice the key words such as modem, drivers, framework, c++ redistributable, and other key words. If you take one of these out, your computer will not work or run properly. ***
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* Word pad is a place where a program will use in the "READ ME " I would call it a pay special attention to: the instruction or something you need to know about the programs installed on you computer. Notepad is like a never ending "Post it Notes." You can post your own notations and save them and using this, there are more uses to this, but too detailed.***
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* I'm sorry to say that you should not delete anything from that list. It seems to me that you have more than one operating system, Vista, XP , and ME. That's alright if you are a IT professional or a Developer, because you have to test different programs with each operating system and run them side by side with your windows configuration. ***
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* I also see more then one programing language. Python, C++, Ruby goes with your binary system. Developers, It Professional, and more use both programing languages along with the other I specified in the above statements. Testing the programs and more side by side with the win32 configuration, etc.***
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* Key Words:Win. Winzip is used to store and send large files use these. If your a Developer, It Professional, Annalist, or Programmer, do not delete these at all. If you are not any of these, then most likely you have a used computer that was owned by someone whom was one of those professions stated. If it is used, you need to do a clean sweep and reinstall an operating system you prefer along with the language you prefer. Backing up your Data is practically impossible without having a finder/locator disc and you must know what you are doing and how to do this! Along with other important equipment. ***
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* In this scenario, it's like a web and one line of a program or word that is used to build the program cannot be left out. This is normal for the professionals.***
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You do need an Anti-virus, McAfee. The other programs are for internet connection and other software that allows you to do more advanced highly technical protocols. ***
*Microsoft and your window updates are important. This extends your XP so that you still can be supported by Microsoft, otherwise you would be unsupported, and become more vulnerable to security issues. These are also patches and extensions. The extensions allows your operating system to work with today's technologies and more. Your server works like your client within the internet.***
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* You need your Java & your Adobe to view games, videos, etc. Your reader allows you to read in PDF format and to be able to print in that format. You may need some updating to make sure to have the most current versions of these, especially plug-ins. The other readers allows you to translate from your language to English.***
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* Your browsers Google Chrome or Mozilla that's a choice you have to make on your own, depending how you search the internet, and what you do while searching the internet. ***
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*** I hope this helps give you a better view of your computer and what they do.:)

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why did you say I use XP and vista and more OS?
I only use XP.
I am a programmer.

I want to remove all the visual studio related things so that I can have a clean install of VS....the microsoft things is so shitty they all mess up!

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Language used and fishing for answeres
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How can I sweep out the microsoft things that I do not need?
Expand Post »
Hi guys, microsoft installed many things on my computer and most of them I don't know what they are. It make me feel so sick.
I want to know what are they ( if anyone know ) and are they must be installed.
Many thanks.

Here is a list of my installed program:

****If you are a student learning to become one of the professionals that I stated in my other thread to you. Do not delete anything. If you are a student learning how do do all the things I've previously stated in my other thread to you. Everything is normal then. Ok, Hope I helped.:)

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Actually this is a notebook in my company left by a Analyst Programmer.
I know we will use Java and eclipse, I know we will use MSSQL 2005, Office of course.

But I don't know if anyone will use the whole bunch of MSSQL 2008, and I doubt it can still work. It is so messy.

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Originally quoted by Gunbuster363Re: How can I sweep out the microsoft things that I do not need?
why did you say I use XP and vista and more OS?
I only use XP.
I am a programmer.

I want to remove all the visual studio related things so that I can have a clean install of VS....the microsoft things is so shitty they all mess up!

Because that is what I see on that list. I will be happy to answer more thoroughly tomorrow. It's late. You really need someone else more qualified to answer your questions, because you're a student and I can't give away answers that are part of an assignment. Do you understand?
***Hope what I put down thus far has helped.

Edited by Agapelove68: spelling, Student trying to get answers out of me.

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I am not a student.......
what assignment?

You don't wanna help then don't say something like this.

OK I just want to use VS to learn to code silverlight thing, but the VS got glitches so I can't open new silverlight project. So I want to sweep them out.
OK, now I will just do it on my own PC, I will sweep out everything.....to hell with them.....

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Uninstall what you do not want. Keep what do do want. Entirely up to you, not us :).

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Thank you crunchie, You're right. I needed you here to say that.
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Actually this is a notebook in my company left by a Analyst Programmer.
I know we will use Java and eclipse, I know we will use MSSQL 2005, Office of course.

But I don't know if anyone will use the whole bunch of MSSQL 2008, and I doubt it can still work. It is so messy.

the best thing to to in this case is reinstall windows and start fresh [im sure someone in your company will know how to do this and have the prober disk to do so ],not worse than a handmedown computer.good luck

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