I noticed I have one folder left over from Mcafee but its in a Dell program file.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Is this ok to delete? Or will it mess up the computer?
     
  2. ASpace

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    Since we don't have enough information and since you don't complain about problems , I'd ingore it.
     
  3. EliteKiller

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    Delete it to the recycle bin, and in the event you have a problem (unlikely) you can restore it.
     
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    The folder is C:\Program Files\Dell
     
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    what is in the folder?
    lodore
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i can assure you, that it is SAFE to delete if you no longer have the pre-installed mcafee on your machine, i did the same with my dell.
     
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    Its empty so I guess its ok to delete. :rolleyes:
     
  8. ASpace

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    Yes , it is safe , del it
     
  9. lodore

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    since the questions has been answered i hope no one minds answer my similar one.
    i got a folder in program files, C:\Program Files\Dell\SystemProfiler
    it has one file in the folder called WMIInput
    in XML format
    is it safe to delete?
    lodore
     
  10. ASpace

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    Depends

    Is there installed application (Dell stuff) ? Is this file shared (used by another program) ?
     
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    If you no longer use this and if it annoys you , then you have the green light to delete it
     
  13. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    sure, its ok to delete it lodore

    "This software identifies your computer's hardware components, displays configuration information recorded in your computer by Dell, and indicates your operating system's available resources. It's all there in one easy to read profile. "

    more installed junk by dell. :D
     
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    I never bothered to look in that Dell file until now. I do recall deleting the McAfee file but I didn't look at the other stuff. What is ecenter.exe and driverreset.exe? I didn't even realize the owner's manual was in this folder. I have a real paper one so I never looked for it on the computer. ecenter requires IE to start and I don't want to do that just to see what it is as starting IE will mess up Winamp. Anyone know what those are? Why would I need a driverreset tool (that I didn't even know was there)?
     
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    Mine is present in the Start Menu; Programs>Dell Utilities>Dell Accessories>Driver Reset Tool

    This tool allows you to repair/reset the drivers for your system. If a Driver is corrupted for example, it will attempt a repair. Further information here.
     
  16. lodore

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    thanks for the explanation Chris:thumb:
    recently ive started to respect Micheal dell
    i mean cmon he uses his own pc's
    mostly the XPS desktops and laptops
    i normaly try to buy products that the creater uses them self.
    sure his wont have all the crap on his desktops and laptops thou lol
    lodore
     
  17. pilotart

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    IE (ActiveX) is only required for Dell to see your Current Configuration,
    entering your Service Tag will do for most all else on Firefox, including Original System Configuration.

    I would not bother with "Driver Reset Tool" unless there was a problem that could not be solved by 'less automatic' methods. :)
     
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