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So im looking to remove alot of things that i never use from the windows 7 base install.... im using the ultimate 64bit....i know bout the windows features turn on and off" but its not removing them from the drive just turning them off......So wondering how would i go about this..

1.Removing(uninstalling) WindowsDVD Maker Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player

2. What other things can i Remove?


These are programs i use

VLC
Gimp
PhotoshopCS5
VegasStudio HD
Bad company 2
Day of Defeat source
Firefox
utorrent
imgBurn
Convertxdvd
auslogics defrag
Steam
open office
avs
those are the apps i use most on my comps but looking to just get rid of things i deffinitly not needing


I do print alot and burn alot along with converting and ripping so ya let me know if anything else can be done

i have used black vipers guide i swear there is more that i can do to just get rid of pointless items(do not tell me to go linux i like my games and programs on windows)
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Many Windows components are integral to the architecture of the OS, and therefore would be...difficult to actually remove.

I remember the days of trying to keep my system "clean", with XP, single-core CPU's, and limited RAM to play with. Win 7 is actually pretty good at keeping itself bug-free if you watch your installs, anti-malware and anti-spyware programs.

Now before anything further, are you doing this because your system is getting slow? I'd think with 8GB of RAM and a 6-core you could run all SORTS of unnecessary things and never see the difference
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oh my toshiba is old to running xp also to much fun still

Not for performance my system is pretty quick already just wanting to learn how to remove items that will never be used and are just there....Most people dont even use media player...turned on by vlc for video and such like that.....
So ya just wanting to learn more for makeing the OS lighter then what its at right now
i am careful with wat i install most of my stuff is on a second drive anyways my ssd is all os and one game with photshop on there so its super nice already
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Then perhaps others here might debate me on this one, I think that would fall under the category of If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Any time you run across a component that comes pre-installed as a portion of Windows, I'd definitely leave that to "off" instead of trying to rip the thing out of the OS' guts. Microsoft has a funny way of spidering its tendrils from every nuance of its OS into everything else.

Thus removing seemingly unused parts (like say, IE9) can be like removing a pacemaker. Provided a service isn't running, to the OS it's the same as uninstalling it.

So my advice: rid yourself of unused third-party software and simply disable the Microsoft stuff you don't like.

Hope this helps. Happy hunting
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hahah
Ya no broke no fix is whatever if its not broken MAKE it broken to fix it should be really what its about i like fixing things....
Windows would do that creating parts of a file into a completely different file for something completly different so if you remove one part the whole system comes down....

But ok then thanks for the help
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Aeschylus is right, there's no need to remove anything from Win7 really. Just turn it off and it doesn't become a resource hog. Not like it would anyway with an x6 CPU.
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What about program anybody use it?
going to test it out shortly but opinions on it

Have three netbooks in front of me...installing new os on them
http://www.rt7lite.com/

i usually just install them from usb with full versions but this tool seems helpful to cut out pointless things...and replace it with proper items
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