How often do you add/remove programs?

United States
February 5, 2008 11:06am CST
I am just uninstalling unnecissary files and programs. I like to do this every month to prevent my PC from getting slower and so on. Right now I have removed about 13 programs... What about you guys? How often do you uninstall programs you no longer use any more??
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• Canada
5 Feb 08
This is one of those things that I wish I did more often. My poor laptop could seriously use a little routine maintenance; maybe I will try to get to some of that today. I don't necessarily have a lot of programs that I'm not using, but I do have a bunch of random stuff. Too many images, music, random ebooks... all things that I could stand to sort through a bit, not to mention do some backing up of. Seems like you've inspired a mini project for me today ;-)
• United States
5 Feb 08
HEHE Thats good, good luck with that! Thanks for responding!
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• Canada
5 Feb 08
Your welcome, and thank you. I'm sure my laptop would hug you if it could once I finish running a defrag today... I don't even know the last time I did that much. I'm such a bad mistress lol.
• United States
5 Feb 08
I run a clean up and defrag once a week and uninstall useless or expired programs once a month.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Hey gm, I add/remove all the time b/c I'll get stuff for short term use plus if it's shareware(free) I remove as soon as I'm done & scan my pc +'s |:)
@peavey (16868)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I don't do it on a regular basis, but now and then I'll decided to delete a program, then while I'm there, I check for other programs not needed and get rid of them, too.
@Bittiez (52)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I usually do it about once a month but I do more then just remove programs, I go through all my icons on the desktop, most my files on my drives, just try to organize things so they can get messy again!
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
To be honest I just had the time to remove or uninstall some programs when my memory slows down so to free it up. About adding programs, well I install the much-needed ones like Adobe Photoshop when I really need it. I weigh them by their frequent usage and if they're worth the space on my drive.
@santuccie (3374)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I use an autoscrubber to remove unnecessary files whenever I close a browser or reboot the computer. My Documents and other data files are on disk D, separate from all the programs. Whenever I install or uninstall a program, I backup the registry, clean the registry, run diagnostics, defragment the hard drive, and back it up. Nothing else needs to be done on disk C. I protect my system by locking the kernel; there is no antivirus or antispyware to bog the machine down (still have to have a firewall). I use autosurfs, and my desktop unit is usually on 24/7 unless it's being backed up. I defragment disk D about once a month. :)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I have to do this more often you. My daughter is always downloading games for the free trials. So We then have to remove them to get the computer moving again.
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 08
I perform once a week for my computer routine maintenance; disk cleanup and disk defragment. It is a must for me and I set that notice in my computer reminder. Every Sunday morning at 9.00 a.m. that message will pop-up on my computer screen. Disk cleanup is to remove the unnecessary or unused internet downloaded file and programs. To analyze and defrag in detail, I used free download program for www.defraggler.com At defraggler, I can look very obvious for which file that "hurts" a lot and need to be defragmented. And clearing 'cookies', as well. To much unnecessary cookies will slow down our internet connections. Finally, I always check and test my broadband connection with my ISP(Internet Service Provider). If the "Average" reading goes above than 70, some rectification works should be done; either to my computer or report it to my ISP. I'm using mozilla firefox as my web browser, so I have to check my browser pipelining, proxy pipelining and its internet maxrequest per sending to any website. Happy Postings and Earnings, gamingmaster. HAPPY DAPPY. p/s - HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR - February 7, 2008.