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Hi guys just been given a laptop foc but how do i remove the unwanted programs off it please
START - Control panel - Add/remove programs


Do one at a time.

also to remove start up programs that you dont need and make your comp run quicker:

Start - Run - type "msconfig" and press enter. Go to start up and deselect most of the programs. (if you have vista type "msconfig" into the start search bit)
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thanks mate but havent got add or remove programs ?
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As above, or the best method if you have a system disc is to do a fresh install, eliminating any hidden/lurking problems.
You will end up with the laptop back to it "just new" state, when you start to delete programmes loads of ddls and junk are left behind, this builds up and slows down the laptop.
 

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It's called something similar but different under vista/win 7 - I'm on my XP box now so can't check but control panel is the place to start.

you're best off with a wipe and clean install unless you want to keep the porn stash or apps
 

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Start -> Run

type CMD

then type

PCCHATTERISNOTFORTHEMX5/ROADSTERFORUMSECTION.EXE

press enter.


download revo uninstaller, and that is far better than the windows add/remove.

But if you have the money just pave and repath, ie format and reinstall from new, you will be thankful in months to come
 

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Can recommend Tuneup Utilities. FoC demo for 30 days. Used it for years...gives your PC an oil change every day.
Easy peasy deleting programmes and files + a million other things.
 

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valid point - I've now got an image in my head of someone standing over a laptop with a bottle of mr sheen and wondering what to do next.
 

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As DC said, might be worth getting someone with IT experience to have a look. If you haven't got any mates that can help, I'd say just pay someone to do it (I've got a good contact if you're anywhere near Cambridge).

I use a laptop and desktop PC every day for my work, but know almost nothing about computers...
 

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pay?
pay?

ill do it for nothing if you're near cambridge and you've got an install disk for windows - you will be expected to show me your car though
 

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Ha ha, yes I know it's an alien concept for some people, but he did get the lappy free for Gawd's sake!
 
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