January 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm #160533ianMember
Maybe I dreamt it…but I am sure I saw a thread or individual post somewhere in here that discussed removing some, or all, of the software that comes with the NC10.
I am looking to tidying up the NC10 before downloading and installing other applications.
Anyone know which thread/post I am blathering on about?
Thank you and bye.January 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm #179269PanManMember
To be honest the only program I would bother uninstalling is Maccrappys.
If you’re really retentive about saving a percentage point of disk space then Magic Doctor is a waste of space as is Samsung Update (especially as it doesn’t work!). Strictly speaking Play Camera isn’t needed as it’s only an application and not the drivers but again its a 160gb hard drive
Or to look at it another way the only ones I installed under Vista to make everything work are
Easy Battery Manager (although not strictly necessary)
Easy Display Manager
Easy Speedup Manager
Play Camera (ooh a whole 2mb)
Samsung Recovery Solution 3
total space ‘wasted’ ? Around 84mb
Just checked my XP install and the total sum of all the Samsung software is only around 230mb or around 0.1% of the available disk spaceJanuary 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm #179272ianMember
Thank you for the prompt reply PanMan.January 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm #179270PanManMember
of course being a forum there will be at least a hundred different opinions LOLJanuary 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm #179265BeckyMember
I hate having unnecessary stuff on my computer, so anything I don’t use gets removed. That said, there isn’t really any bloatware on the NC10 unless you don’t want McAfee as PanMan says. It’s a surprisingly clean system, something I wish other PC manufacturers would take notice of.January 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm #179273deadkennyMember
Have to concur and say I’m surprised how little bloat is pre-installed. Just McAfee really, which went with the recommended removal tool. Replaced with AVG which has a low footprint.
The Samsung apps are generally valuable, although the updater app sadly doesn’t find any updates.January 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm #179266BlackWhizzMember
Dont remove Display Manager. Display manager is used for the onscreen images while using the FN key.January 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm #179268BoloMKXXVIMember
I removed the Samsung sound expansion (or whatever it was called) software as it did not help with the sound quality anyway. The update manager has been updated and now works. You can only install one update at a time but it has given me two updates already.January 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm #179274ZPEMember
I thought the enhanced sound system actually did help…
I found all the software useful and the Samsung Recovery Solution III aids you in backing up your hard drive effectively, at least for me it is.January 22, 2009 at 12:05 am #179271TCMuffinMember
I’m a control freak.
I have removed everything, including the recovery partition, and installed a clean copy of Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu.
I just can’t help fiddling 😉February 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm #179267abandonMember
I binned the McCrappy too – there is a tool somewhere to do this, as regualr uninstall does not get it alll off.
I disabled the EDS as it makes no difference IMO. Updates got turned off as it doesn’t work anyway.
Rather than uninstal things you’d be better off shutting down the services you don’t want . There are lots of sites that explain what the different services do. This will speed up your computer and boot times, albeit the difference is often marginal.
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