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By learninmypc
Sep 25, 2013
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Two questions:

    1) It looks like you have both Office 2007 and Office 2010? Do you want to keep both versions of Office or only have one version installed? (There's no right or wrong answer. It's whatever your needs are)

    2) Sony has a lot of crap installed to support their own Media Player. I see you have VLC installed. Can I assume you want to remove everything related to Sony's Media stuff? (As instead, you can use VLC, Windows Media Player, or any other player of your choice)
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    I can answer that simply. If it is not needed, good bye.
    I don't know what Office 2007 or Office 2010 is or does so I guess if I don't know what it is/does, I probably don't need either?
    "EDIT" yes to #2.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    You'll one want. Office includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. You'll certainly need those. But you'd only need the latest version of Office which is the Office 2010 (it will be able to read any prior versions of Office documents)
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    What are they used for?
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Microsoft Word is for document processing like letters, memo's, sometimes I'll use it to store drafts of a TechSpot post or Guide I'm working on.
    Excel is a spreadsheet

    You may not need the other components of Office (like PowerPoint and Access) but we can selectively remove those and IMO keep Word and Excel which you should have.

    Also, as you've also seen there's soooo much VAIO crap listed. Could you give me a screen shot of the VAIO entries in your Control Panel->Programs and Features. I want to compare the lists between P&F and MyUninstaller
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Duh <- me! My bad.

    I think I confused yours and another thread. :eek:

    I think you only have Office 2007 installed and even then it may just be a trial version..... In any case, show me the VAIO entries in P&F and we'll start getting some stuff removed and proceed from there
     
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  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Ok, I've not used Microsoft Word/excel/powerpoint or ??in 15 some years but have only had it fearing if I removed it,it'd crash the pc.
    As for the VAIO crap, here it is.
    Everything Vaio.JPG
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    We'll start uninstalling. :)

    Don't use MyUninstaller to do the uninstall. I think you already use Revo? Use either Revo or Windows Programs and Features, your choice.

    With regards to Revo, if an uninstall wants to reboot, I always finish running Revo before I do the reboot myself.

    Also, I don't know it makes a difference but just my own habit: after I uninstall 3 or 4 programs, I like to run CCleaner then do a reboot myself before proceeding on. That's said, let's start with these:
    1. Microsoft Works
    2. Click to Disk and Disk Editor
    3. Corel Paint
    4. Quick Books
    5. Roxio Media Creator
    6. Instant Mode
    7. VAIO Music Box
    8. VAIO Music Box Sample
    9. VAIO Movie Story
    10. VAIO Movie Story Template Data
    11. VAIO Survey

    Also, I don't that it makes any difference, but
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    I have used REVO in the past, but I'll use Programs & Features this time & finish with ccleaner. Will post back when done.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Ok, success. :)
     
     
  12. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    As to Microsoft Office, let's see if it's Trialware or if you have an activated copy. Open Microsoft Word. You should get a message telling if you xxx days left or not.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    I got this from the Start menu
    Microsoft.jpg
     
  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Yea.. It's Trialware. Use P&F to uninstall MS Office too. There will probably be multiple entries for Office in P&F (such as some for updates). I'd uninstall the base installation. If you're not sure which it is, give me a snapshot of MS Office entries in P&F and I'll tell you what next when I get back later :)
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Ok, in P&F I see these
    MS Office.JPG
     
  16. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    I'd uninstall in this order
    1. Activation Assistant
    2. Validation Add-In
    3. Home and Student 2007
    4. PowerPoint Viewer
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Just got back from a walk. Getting on it now. :)
     
  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Btw... I think they should change the Sony logo. I don't think I've ever seen a more bloated computer! :D

    Sony.jpg
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    I understand. Its my 1st one. I've always had 2nd hand HP & loved them.
    Where am I to look to uninstall them programs mentioned in post # 91 ?
     
  20. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Oh, sorry. Those are the Microsoft entries in P&F I saw in the screenshot you provided in post #90
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    We're having our "doh" moments. :)
     
  22. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    That's OK. We're about the same age, I think. The synapses in my brain don't always work quite right either :p
     
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  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Yea,add 1 to my avatar. I just had my 61 b-day but still don't feel it. :)
     
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    Ok, the above have been removed & I had to reboot. I used ccleaner for the heck of it. :)
     
  25. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,372   +167

    Well then... Happy Birthday! (y) In celebration, here's some crap to go:
    1. MPC-HC (Media Player - Home Classic)
    2. OpenMG Secure Module
    3. SupportSoft Assisted Service
     


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