Can I remove some of my unused programs?

Question

My computer came with a lot of bundled software that I have never used in 5 years. I would like to uninstall some programs (Microsoft Chat, Windows Messaging, Microsoft Netmeeting, Microsoft Money, etc.) in order to increase system resources.

Is it OK to do so? Will there be any unintended results? What if I find out I need the uninstalled progam?

Thanks, Diane

Answer

This question was answered on March 26, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There should be no problems associated with uninstalling your unused programs as long as you uninstall them correctly DO NOT simply find the program files and start deleting them Go to the control panel, open "add/remove programs" and find the program you want to uninstall.

If you find that you were unknowingly using some of them or decide that you want to use them later on, you will be able to use the CD ROM that came with your computer to reinstall the deleted files

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 26, 2002