What can I remove from a new computer (bloatware, etc.)?

Hello, I bought the Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, which arrived a few days ago. I have already got rid of some bloatware like WildTangent games, Acer games, Norton trial etc. My question is: what else ca I remove? Stuff like Acer Evernote, cer PicEvermore, Acer fastlane. Also, stuff like the Windows Video app takes up a lot of space, and it seems to just be a store, so could I get rid of something like that? Thanks.
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  1. If you don't mind, could you post a screen shot of the installed programs so that we could go through the list?
  2. As for apps, I have these ones that I'm thinking of deleting:

    Acer Crystal Eye
    Acer Explorer
    Music
    Video
    Acer Evernote Touch
    Acer StumbleUpon
    Acer Cloud
    Social Jogger
    Reader
    Dolby Demo
    Dolby Profile
    Cyberlink Media Espresso
  3. Hi :)

    Acer Crystal eye is your webcam software... you need it..


    All the best Brett :)
  4. You have both Intel and Nvidia graphics drivers. Is that computer using Optimus?

    Seemingly other than Acer Crystal Eye, you can get rid of the stuff that you listed AFAIK, but to be honest, it doesn't look like it's all taking up much space. If you're not going to use it, then sure, get rid of it, I'm just saying that I don't think that it'll make much difference in storage capacity or performance unless a bunch of that stuff is trying to run when it shouldn't be.
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Acer Crystal eye is your webcam software... you need it..


    All the best Brett :)


    Thanks

    Anonymous said:
    You have both Intel and Nvidia graphics drivers. Is that computer using Optimus?

    Seemingly other than Acer Crystal Eye, you can get rid of the stuff that you listed AFAIK, but to be honest, it doesn't look like it's all taking up much space. If you're not going to use it, then sure, get rid of it, I'm just saying that I don't think that it'll make much difference in storage capacity or performance unless a bunch of that stuff is trying to run when it shouldn't be.


    It does have Optimus, yeah. I'll probably leave it all then, if it's not going to make much of a difference either way. Cheers.
  6. I am personally lazy when it comes to this now days and I just disable them from autobooting. Go into MSCONFIG and disable the ones that don't need to autoboot from there. It also serves a secondary function of making sure you don't get rid of something you might need or cause other problems when you get rid of it.

    Than when I get around to it I usually just wipe all that annoying stuff off the computer. It saves me a headache of dealing with the new computer bloat.
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