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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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Get Rid of Unwanted Programs

You have programs you don’t use. Most are likely associated with hardware you no longer own. Some will be stand-alone applications. Some will be trialware that came with your new PC. Some will be unknown to you! Because most unwanted software these days is likely the result of hardware, gadgets, cell phones, and the like, let’s start there.

Take a look around the room and make a list of all the hardware you currently have connected to your computer, hardware you can connect, and hardware you used to connect but no longer use. Include printers and networked printers, business card readers, external hard drives, scanners, speakers, CD and DVD burners, TV tuners, and web cams, and don’t forget items like MP3 players, ...

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