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Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#1 Post by bayou self » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:54 am

Is there a list of programs that came with my Lenovo Rescue and Recovery (Win 7 Ult x64) install that duplicate pre-existing Windows programs? I could use more room on my SSD.

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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am

Never seen such a list.
Note that the Recovery Partition is WAY out of date anyway, and would need ca. 150 or more updates after (re)install, so DUMP TRUMP it.
Or you may first image the recovery partition onto another drive, and then delete it.
Then extend the partition that was before it.
You'll gain about 10-15 GB.

There are a few GB of junk on your drive also, such as in various Temp directories (Windows plus Users),
plus all the contents of c:\windows\software distribution\downloads
You can take ownership of all those unused foreign-language sub-dirs all over the place, and then delete them.
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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#3 Post by Utwig » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 pm

With 7 and latter you only need hotkey integration, system update and drivers and those can be installed manually. I don't see value of recovery media beyond Windows XP.

For reinstall, it's best to clean install from vanilla OEM (not Lenovo) WIndows7 media (Home, Pro, Ultimate) and activate with SLIC, then only install what you need. Use Lenovo key and Lenovo xrm-ms cert, they can be found online.
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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#4 Post by Annecy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am
"Never seen such a list."
Guess what ...
Believe me ... or not ...
Back in mid-May (2018) ...
when I was doing a Fresh Win7(OEM) install ...
on
my new/used 15.4"(08/08 nVidia) T61p
I made the following ScreenShot/s: :arrow:
(which are each only 45kb in size ... despite the large/r dimensions :santa:)
Image
Image
'cuz I want to "document" ... all of the Lenovo FactoryInstalled BLOATWARE ...
Possibly the above might give the OP some sort of (approximate) answer :??:



RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am
"Or you may first image the recovery partition onto another drive, and then delete it.
Then extend the partition that was before it.
You'll gain about 10-15 GB.
"
I also (for various reasons) imaged the original Lenovo Win7Pro FactoryInstall ...
before replacing that FactoryInstall ... with a "FreshInstall"



RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am
"There are a few GB of junk on your drive also, such as in various Temp directories (Windows plus Users),
plus all the contents of c:\windows\software distribution\downloads
You can take ownership of all those unused foreign-language sub-dirs all over the place, and then delete them.
"
Caveat Emptor :!:


Utwig wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 pm
"For reinstall, it's best to clean install from vanilla OEM (not Lenovo) WIndows7 media (Home, Pro, Ultimate) and activate with SLIC,
then only install what you need. Use Lenovo key and Lenovo xrm-ms cert, they can be found online.
"
The link I posted above ... (about my new/used T61p)
gives some detail/s ... about doing a "Fresh (BloatWareFree) Windoze Install" 8)
2005: T30 2366-85U (XP)
2015: T43 2686-M7U
2017: T61 14.1"ws
2018: T61p 6457-V9K ¦ T60 2008-4AU & 2613-CTO ¦ T420s 4174-BB4
2017: 2 OtC MS-W7s

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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#5 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:45 pm

The only useful Lenovo programs are Hotkey Features Integration, Auto Scroll, Ultranav Driver, Active Protection System (if running an HDD), Power Manager, Fingerprint Software, and Communications Utility.

Mind you these are designed for Windows 7 and barely work on 10. The replacement for them, Vantage, is a piece of *.
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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#6 Post by Annecy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:09 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:45 pm
"The only useful Lenovo programs are Hotkey Features Integration, Auto Scroll, Ultranav Driver, Active Protection System
(if running an HDD), Power Manager, Fingerprint Software, and Communications Utility.

Mind you these are designed for Windows 7 and barely work on 10.
The replacement for them, Vantage, is a piece of *.
"
Piece of ... WHAT :?: :eek: :SH!: :jhem:

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Re: Lenovo duplicates of Windows programs

#7 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:28 pm

Piece of bad programming typical of Metro apps.
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lenovo T410s i5 520m, WXGA+, 4GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m, FHD, 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700, WUXGA, 8GB
lenovo T520 i7 2760QM, FHD, 8GB



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