Windows 10: What programs can I delete Solved

  1.    12 Sep 2016 #1

    What programs can I delete

    I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop P855-S5200. I want to get rid of any programs I can. I want to keep the OS and office and get rid of everything else but I know there are probably things I should keep. I just don't know what. I have attached some screen shots. If possible could they be looked at and advise me what I can get rid of or what I should keep? Thank you for any advice you can giveClick image for larger version. 

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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2

    Most of those programs beginning Toshiba are probably useless Toshiba utilities you don't really need. You could consult a Toshiba user forum about whether they are really needed. I would install Autoruns to see which of these are being loaded at startup. You can then disable those you don't need and uninstall them if not needed. Those installed Toshiba programs which are not loaded on PC startup are probably not using much disk space and you could just leave them if you don't want to risk modifying your PC.
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       13 Sep 2016 #3

    My laptop is also a Toshiba, though a year or so older than yours. There are at least three must-keep Toshiba utilities:

    Toshiba Hardware Setup - give access to specific BIOS/hardware setting you can't otherwise set from Windows.
    (NB: the HWSetup is part of the Value Added Package, so you probably shouldn't delete that either.)
    Toshiba Sleep utility - the only way to change some Toshiba-specific hardware settings, such as Sleep-and-Charge.
    Toshiba Disk Creator - While Windows 10 can burn an .iso image to a disk, there's no native way to make an .iso image from a disk. You can do that with Disk Creator.

    Another useful one is Disk Protector. That does an emergency park of the HDD's heads to protect them if your laptop detects excessive G-force (as in: oops - I've dropped it). For the other Toshiba ones, Google their names and go to the Toshiba website's page to see a description of what each are for. Unlike some manufacturers, Toshiba provide documentation and downloads for drivers and utilities for their older models long after they were discontinued. See here for the complete list for yours:
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #4

    Thanks all for your help. I found a page on Toshiba's website that explains a what these Toshiba programs are. I found it very helpful. Here is a link to it.

    FAQ: TOSHIBA Laptop Utilities and Features

    Hope this helps other when they need to know what to delete.
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