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Hard drive space running low

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by brickman, May 27, 2010.

  1. brickman

    brickman Flightless Bird

    My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete whatever I
    can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the following:

    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    Modem Helper
    Modem on hold
    Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    SoundMax
    Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    Viewpoint Media Player
    Interactual Player

    and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    edition (????)

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Only you know what you can or can't delete. Why don't you google for them
    and see whether you use them?

    "brickman" <brickman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5B0B1DB6-A731-4169-B8ED-572D52D4FDD5@microsoft.com...
    : My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete whatever I
    : can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the following:
    :
    : Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    : Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    : Modem Helper
    : Modem on hold
    : Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    : QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    : Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    : SoundMax
    : Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    : Viewpoint Media Player
    : Interactual Player
    :
    : and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    : edition (????)
    :
    : Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?YnJpY2ttYW4=?= <brickman@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    news:5B0B1DB6-A731-4169-B8ED-572D52D4FDD5@microsoft.com:

    > My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete
    > whatever I can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the
    > following:
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    > Modem Helper
    > Modem on hold
    > Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    > QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    > Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    > SoundMax
    > Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    > Viewpoint Media Player
    > Interactual Player
    >
    > and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    > edition (????)
    >
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    How big is your hard drive?

    How about adding a bigger hard drive to your system and move your data,
    music, pictures, etc, to it.

    I don't think you will gain that much space removing what you list.

    BTW one item I would leave alone is SoundMax, it is related to the built-in
    sound device of your computer.
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "brickman" wrote:

    > My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete whatever I
    > can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the following:
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    > Modem Helper
    > Modem on hold
    > Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    > QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    > Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    > SoundMax
    > Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    > Viewpoint Media Player
    > Interactual Player
    >


    Uninstall any of the applications you don't use from Add/Remove Programs.
    Don't "delete" their files. If you think you will use any of these
    applications in the future, make sure you have the installation media or
    you'll be out of luck.

    > and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    > edition (????)
    >


    Office XP Professional is a word processing application like Microsoft
    Office. It can be installed on either Windows XP Home or Professional; it's
    not part of the operating system.

    > Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    You paid good money for these applications when you bought the computer, why
    throw them away? Buy another hard drive, put it in the machine, and move your
    documents, pictures, movie files, and music files to the new drive. These are
    the files that are eating up your drive space.
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:5B0B1DB6-A731-4169-B8ED-572D52D4FDD5@microsoft.com,
    brickman <brickman@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to
    > delete whatever I can, however, I do not know if I can
    > delete any of the following:
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    > Modem Helper
    > Modem on hold
    > Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    > QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    > Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    > SoundMax
    > Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    > Viewpoint Media Player
    > Interactual Player
    >
    > and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I
    > have the Home edition (????)
    >
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    Some of the other posts have good advice, especially about uninstalling
    anything you don't/won't use.
    But that's only going to be a band-aid approach and it won't be long before
    you're back with the same question again.
    The best solution is to get a larger hard drive and replace your current
    small drive with it. A new drive should even come with software for copying
    everything off the old drive and onto the new drive as long as the new drive
    is the same size or larger. You gave no information on your current system,
    so I can't make any size recomendations or anything else either. More
    details would get you a lot better responses.
    Drives are very cheap these days. Take a look at some of the better ones:
    Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital, Acom, and the list goes on. Prices vary
    widely so when you find something you like, look for other places that
    supply the same thing; you might find better prices. I often find the mfr's
    themselves will offer the best or next to best price and I try to buy
    directly from them just for the support they offer.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  6. AsK

    AsK Flightless Bird

    On May 27, 9:04 pm, brickman <brick...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete whatever I
    > can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the following:
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    > Modem Helper
    > Modem on hold
    > Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    > QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    > Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    > SoundMax
    > Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    > Viewpoint Media Player
    > Interactual Player
    >
    > and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    > edition (????)
    >
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    Viewpoint Media Player is a "phone-home" bug. AOL bought it about
    three/four years ago. WHY would they?
     
  7. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    brickman wrote:
    > My hard drive is running out of space and I'm trying to delete
    > whatever I can, however, I do not know if I can delete any of the
    > following:
    >
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0-ENU
    > Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for applications 2.0- Runtime
    > Modem Helper
    > Modem on hold
    > Picture gear 4.1 Lite
    > QuickStores Toolbar 1.0.0
    > Smart Sound Quicktracks for Premiere Elements 8.0
    > SoundMax
    > Tru Switch Wizard for AT&T members
    > Viewpoint Media Player
    > Interactual Player
    >
    > and a funny one: Microsoft Office XP Professional, but I have the Home
    > edition (????)
    >
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated.


    Eliminating programs is nibbling at the margins. Programs take up very
    little room compared to data.

    A better solution is to collect the coins from under your sofa's cushions.
    Trade these coins for a terabyte hard drive.
     

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