View Full Version : do I need this stuff ????

12-08-2011, 06:48 PM
I have a whole parcel of Java TM 6,
MS.sync & MS. visual C+ redistributable,
MS. windows Management framework core &Wind. update source files,
also my system restore seems overful with points back to Apr. 2011,
can I remove any or all of this what seems like clutter to me????
I'm using XP3 with around 750MB ram.
thanks for help in advance.

Speedy Gonzales
12-08-2011, 06:51 PM
You need those updates if you've installed any programs that use / need them. Disable system restore, if you dont want to use it

13-08-2011, 12:21 AM
you can rick click on the drive, select properties, tools, cleanup, clean up system files, more options, clean up all but the latest restore point.

Java and Visual C+ are required for some other probrams but are not an essential part of windows. You could uninstall / delete them and see what happens, worst case you'll end up reinstalling.

CCleaner is a good tool for clearing up clutter.

17-08-2011, 08:56 PM
If you decide to disable system restore, make sure you have some other means of safely backing out if you or your system get hopelessly stuck.

The folks here have different preferences. Some use Symantec Norton Ghost, others use Acronis Recovery. I use Ghost and it has saved my bacon more times than I can remember. There's also a freebie backup program but I don't recollect what it's called.