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Can I Safely Un-Install This Program or Is It A Critical Component?

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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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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)

Processor:
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz 1.60GHz

Installed memory (RAM):
1.00GB

System Type:
32-bit OS

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 over-clocking!
 
 
 
 
 


I mention Asus' deliberate under-clocking because I have gone a step further with manipulating the FSB and have installed 'Setfsb' v2.2.134.98 software to take advantage of the under-clocking and gain manual control of the FSB settings.

Using SetFSB, 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!








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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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If you unistall from the uninstall programs control panel it will be fine. Those language packs are not necessary but simply deleting them could cause instability, If office "knows they are there" (such as a registry entry) and goes to grab them and they are missing.

On a side note hopefully your CPU voltage is increasing with your FSB or you are asking for trouble. With increased voltage comes the need for increased cooling of course.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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If things are as they used to be, Intel chips will not generally burn out but slow down to a crawl.
The AMD's allow you the freedom to melt down your computer if that is what you want.
I choose freedom and stick to AMD.
About disabling programs, if I see something suspect in my task manager, I do a google search and see what the pro's say about it and why it does what.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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If you don't think it's safe to uninstall why not just delete the folders from the program folder? Seeing how you aren't using those languages it shouldn't affect the program.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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buster2010
If you don't think it's safe to uninstall why not just delete the folders from the program folder? Seeing how you aren't using those languages it shouldn't affect the program.



For the love of God, please ignore this man's advice.

Yes, it is safe to uninstall as long as you do not compose or read any documents or e-mails utilizing those language packs. And yes, the only "safe" way for most users to truly uninstall things in Windows is through the Add/Remove programs component in the Control Panel.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the reply!

About SetFSB, the f-s bus clocking tool, I should have clarified; it does offer the ability to overclock to a ridiculous degree, which almost instantly will crash your system or potentially kill your motherboard.

I mentioned that I overclocked to 2000.0MHz from the stock clock speed of 1680.0MHz w/ 'SHE' set to Super-Performance. I should have noted that 2000.0MHz is the highest stable OC speed for my pc. Before overclocking, my pc registered a stable temperature of 100dF. After over-clocking, the stable temperature has increased to just 104dF.

 


Thanks for all of the comments and advice.

I use 'Revo Uninstaller Pro' for all un-installation chores, instead of Windows' own program removal tool.

I'll update this thread after the un-install if things don't go so well!

Thanks again!



posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 05:24 AM
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Just to add, usually the setup program is the best way to uninstall an office addon such as language packs. Running setup will give you the option to change the configuration, and you can deselect the components you do not use.

I never install language packs as Im barely literate in English so it makes no sense to be illiterate in another language too.

As for OC'ing..
intel are a lot better for it IMO. but every camp has it's corners. the right intel chips over clock like crazy, for instance my old q6600 was known for being something of a champion.

However the motherboard is the issue for most things. and I could never afford a good one. so I was always limited to barely getting that thing clocked. sad.

I'm so far behind with hardware these days I just cry. I've given up scooping out buckets of water on this sinking ship and instead have decided that paddling my feet in this nice water is easier.

Oh and.. haha man, don't just delete anything from any installed program. I am sure you were aware of that, but weehoo I've read some things on here that scare me.

Not on ATS, but I once had a conversation with someone complaining that his hard drive started to fail after he removed it and put it back. After a few days of him giving details about it, and none of us having a clue why he'd have such corruption, when he said that he heard something spark the last time he unplugged it, I asked him if he was doing it live... he was. an IDE drive. god knows what it was, but he was inside his case with it on removing hardware.

Oo you never know the level of WTF you're going to meet on the loonywebs.



posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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As for OC'ing..
intel are a lot better for it IMO. but every camp has it's corners. the right intel chips over clock like crazy, for instance my old q6600 was known for being something of a champion.


It's not the most powerful process ever conceived but I am impressed with how receptive the Intel(R) Atom(TM) 270 processor is to significant over-clocking. It can easily dominate any reasonable netbook task!




However the motherboard is the issue for most things. and I could never afford a good one. so I was always limited to barely getting that thing clocked. sad.



So far, the motherboard has encountered no evident side-effects - thankfully. I'm consider upgrading it anyway... that is; if I can find one cheap enough to justify buying it, instead of a new notebook/netbook.



I'm so far behind with hardware these days I just cry. I've given up scooping out buckets of water on this sinking ship and instead have decided that paddling my feet in this nice water is easier.


I've never done a 'ground-up' build, due to my limited knowledge on the most efficient hardware/software with the highest quality, but I've been considering it more and more recently. I imagine building your own pc would make it much easier to understand what can be done with it's function and what to expect where performance is concerned.

I'd like to think I could build a suped little netbook with full-size laptop crushing performance for much less than what a new, high-end netbook or mid-grade laptop would cost.

Display size is a non-issue for me, as I connect to a 55" LG 3D TV for internet movies... (considering a 'ROKU' box for that though). When not connected to the TV, the netbook screen is only 12" away from my head, giving the appearance of a 40"+ display from 12' away.

ehh, pardon the tangent...




Oh and.. haha man, don't just delete anything from any installed program. I am sure you were aware of that, but weehoo I've read some things on here that scare me.


I hear that! The terrible thing about bad advice is the person giving it usually thinks they are right, being full of confidence when offering the advice. If someone is clueless, then they might think, "I'm not sure, but they sound like they know what's what", and that can be disasterous! That's why I included the !!WARNING!! in the Opening Post. I'd hate to lead someone down a path of destruction w/ their device.



Not on ATS, but I once had a conversation with someone complaining that his hard drive started to fail after he removed it and put it back. After a few days of him giving details about it, and none of us having a clue why he'd have such corruption, when he said that he heard something spark the last time he unplugged it, I asked him if he was doing it live... he was. an IDE drive. god knows what it was, but he was inside his case with it on removing hardware.

Oo you never know the level of WTF you're going to meet on the loonywebs.


Dude's lucky his computer hard drive is what got fried, instead of the hard drive in his head! Powered on and messing with electricity... he should have just took his chances by sticking a fork in a light socket... at least he wouldn't have to work so hard dismantling his machine!

 


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edit on 21-12-2013 by esteay812 because: no reason... really...



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