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Old 08-15-2007, 11:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh sorry, didn't realize you already covered it, kind of overlook large clumps of text.
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yeah i got carried away..
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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(PS. I have checked in ad and remove programmes, and many of the programmes and files I want to remove are not listed)
I guess I'm the only one that read the PS.
I am assuming you mean its cluttered cause you can see icons on your desktop.

Right click anywhere on desktop and create a new folder. Rename it by rightclick on folder and choosing rename. Rename it USELESS. Now drag all the things yopu do not want to see or use and put it in folder.

Woolah, nice clutter free desktop.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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^^nice idea i do that on the family computer when theres pictures im not sure whether people want or not
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi again, thanks for the advice everyone.

However, I'll just clarify my issue.

Basically, the computer came with lots of programmes actually installed on it, and these programmes don't show up on the "add-remove prgrammes" list. I don't want to just delete the files for these programmes off the HD, because I know that there will still be traces of them left (on registry etc...)

The problem isn't that the desktop is cluttered, its actually the files and programmes installed and located on the HD that are causing the issue i'm trying to solve
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ok. Then right click my computer, explore C: explore, there should be a folder called PROGRAM FILES inside there should be folders with the same name as the programs you want to get rid of. In each of those folders should be ( maybe not always) a file called:

"uninstal.exe"

Go ahead and Click it.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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All you have to do is go into msconfig and remove them from startup operation.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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here are a few programs to help you clean up

Welcome | The PC Decrapifier

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Computer Repair and Optimize | IObit, Care For Your PC
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:47 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks ECTech, the PC Decrapifier seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. And also thanks to everyone else, all suggestions were really useful to. :happy:
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decrapifier, holy freakin god hahahahaha im gonna give that a go
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