I have recently begun to creep through the programs & updates found on my computer.
I do have 2 computers, 1 is an Alienware MX-17, which I use primarily for work (though I know it could be used for so much more from an entertainment
aspect) and I also have a netbook.
I am trying to streamline the programs & installed updates on the netbook, because I use it for messing around on the internet and for primary
internet entertainment (videos, forums, some flash games, etc).
The netbook details:
Asus eeePC - 1005ha >1005hab (I believe the 'b' in 'hab' simply means blue, referencing the Netbooks outer shell color)
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz 1.60GHz
Installed memory (RAM):
The stock OS included with the Asus eee 1005hab is Windows 7 Starter.
However, I have upgraded this to Windows7 Home Premium -SP1 (Service Pack 1).
It is not the most powerful computer and, before anyone asks; yes, it does run Windows7 Home Premium, surprisingly, very well - even the 'aero'
theme works very well.
One thing many Asus 1005ha owners have come to realize is that Asus delivers this netbook with, what some may consider significant, under-clocking of
the front-side bus. Asus also delivers the netbook with the 'ASUS Super-Hybrid-Engine' installed.
'SHE' (Super-Hybrid-Engine') is a tool that allows the user to manipulate the performance/energy consumption levels. By choosing either
'Auto-Mode', 'Energy-Saving', 'High-Performance', or 'Super High-Performance', the user is effectively choosing between different FSB
(Front-Side Bus) pre-sets - 'Super High-Performance' increases the performance by 80MHz +/-
~~ !!!WARNING!!! !!!WARNING!!!
!!!WARNING!!! !!!WARNING!!! ~~
Manually changing the Front-side bus on your pc is a very detail oriented process, where the stakes are high and one single
mis-step in the process can potentially leave you with a 'Blue Screen of Death' and/or a fried processor. Without the proper understanding of
how overclocking works, you should never attempt such a procedure until you have acquired the proper understanding or have a tech/specialist teaching
you or performing the process themselves. If you do not know the exact chip-set family for your pc, do not even consider any processor
I mention Asus' deliberate under-clocking because I have gone a step further with manipulating the FSB and have installed 'Setfsb' v184.108.40.206
software to take advantage of the under-clocking and gain manual control of the FSB settings.
, I am able to safely increase the Front-Side Bus from the factory setting (including
Super-Performance on the Super-Hybrid-Engine) of 1680MHz up to 2000MHz!
OK, back on topic:
While scanning programs and features to un-install, I noticed some items with a rather large MB size.
The items are Microsoft Office Language Packs 2007:
- Microsoft Office Language Packs 2007 - Dutch/Nederlands 1115.62mb
- Microsoft Office Language Packs 2007 - French/Francais 1115.62mb
- Microsoft Office Language Packs 2007 - German/Deutsch 1115.62mb
- Microsoft Office Language Packs 2007 - Italian/Italiano 1115.62mb
Are these language packs necessary for MS Office to run properly. I do not speak/write/type in any language other than English and I rarely use MS
Office in general.
I don't want to un-install MS Office, but I'd like to snatch up all those mb's from the Language Packs!
So, will MS Office function properly in English or are these Language Packs critical to the program?
Thanks for your time reading my thread.. Please post any advice or general information you can, it will be greatly appreciated!