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Anonymous
December 18, 2004 3:30:31 PM

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Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.

What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
procedures?

And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
disk/s!!!

Thank you in advance,
John
December 18, 2004 10:08:11 PM

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REFORMAT AND REINSTALL WINDOWS, NOT THE COMPAQ RESTORES.

<rnc54s@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1103401831.743166.14540@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.
>
> What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
> and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
> and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
> procedures?
>
> And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
> disk/s!!!
>
> Thank you in advance,
> John
>
December 18, 2004 10:09:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Sorry for the caps....

<rnc54s@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1103401831.743166.14540@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.
>
> What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
> and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
> and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
> procedures?
>
> And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
> disk/s!!!
>
> Thank you in advance,
> John
>
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Anonymous
December 19, 2004 5:13:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Rather than reformatting and reinstalling Windows, click the Add/Remove Programs
icon in Control Panel. Assuming that the programs themselves are not messed up,
this will remove the programs pretty cleanly, tho not perfectly. You may want
to follow up with a good Windows registry cleaner-upper, either commercial
product or freeware. Also do a Disk Cleanup, followed by the Disk
Defragmenter... Ben Myers

On 18 Dec 2004 12:30:31 -0800, rnc54s@yahoo.com wrote:

>Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.
>
>What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
>and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
>and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
>procedures?
>
>And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
>disk/s!!!
>
>Thank you in advance,
>John
>
Anonymous
December 19, 2004 6:47:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

If you will provide a complete list of all the programs in your Add or
Remove Programs list, you can probably get some good advice here...
--
Jester6

<rnc54s@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1103401831.743166.14540@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.
>
> What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
> and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
> and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
> procedures?
>
> And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
> disk/s!!!
>
> Thank you in advance,
> John
>
December 19, 2004 10:52:57 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

I second Ben's suggestion. RegSupreme is a great Registry cleaner, but it's
not freeware.
HH

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
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> Rather than reformatting and reinstalling Windows, click the Add/Remove
> Programs
> icon in Control Panel. Assuming that the programs themselves are not
> messed up,
> this will remove the programs pretty cleanly, tho not perfectly. You may
> want
> to follow up with a good Windows registry cleaner-upper, either commercial
> product or freeware. Also do a Disk Cleanup, followed by the Disk
> Defragmenter... Ben Myers
>
> On 18 Dec 2004 12:30:31 -0800, rnc54s@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>>Models 9660 and 5070...to free up much needed space.
>>
>>What are the files/programs/etc. including AOL/Quicken/etc, to remove
>>and how do I do this in a safe manner as I have removed items before
>>and the compaq system gets all screwed up? What is the suggested
>>procedures?
>>
>>And I won't even begin to discuss or ask about the "quick recovery"
>>disk/s!!!
>>
>>Thank you in advance,
>>John
>>
>
Anonymous
December 19, 2004 12:31:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Thank you all for the suggestions but on the 9660 I deleted some items
and now all the programs do not show up in add/remove.

Somewhere I read i should format with c:\format/s but have also read
that then I have to supposedly reinstall some drivers from compaq and
they will not fit on a diskette (1.44. mg.) and I have no idea how or
what to do with either the 9660 or the 5070.

On the 9660 someone also installed a 56k modem and I had a hell of a
time trying to get it to recognise it but somehow i managed to find
enough drivers and it seemed to accept one of them and now works. If i
format the entire drive/s I am afraid I will lose the fucntionality of
all the items that need drivers.

I certainly would like to see someone write a book on how to overcome
the "compaq challenge", to elimminate the junk they put on as well as
having the only option of quick restore which does not always do what
compaq claims, and they would certainly become an instant millionaire!
I have been reading the newsgroups for years and it is unbelieveable
how many people suffer from the problems compaq have created for the
end user/s. I also have written/ e-mailed/ and talked on the telephone
so many times I finally gave up due to the frustration incvolved and no
results whatsoever.

I am not computer literate but can follow directions if they are very
specifically written on what to do. Can anyone guide me through this
nightmare on each of the presario's I unfortunately purchased?
Thank you again for all the replies thus far,
John
!