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New Laptop!...what To Do?

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I'm expecting my laptop to arrive this week(YAY!) and I've heard so much about all the extra bells and whistles that come with Vista(my current computer is 6 years old so I have XP) and that people uninstall a lot of the stuff...my question is what exactly do you remove and why? Below are the features of my new one:

HP Pavilion dv7t Entertainment PC

- Espresso Black

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

- Intel® Core2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)

- 8GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

- 640GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (320GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

- 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

- 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)

- LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support

- Webcam

- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth

- No TV Tuner w/remote control

- HP Color Matching Keyboard

- 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

- Microsoft® Works 9.0

- HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

Any advice on new laptops will be greatly appreciated!

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Sounds like you've got it covered - I didn't uninstall anything, but I DO recommend you install CARBONITE - it's great!! I bought so many supplies and made so many pages within the first month that I was afraid of "losing" it all. I installed it on 12/31 and it took 40 days! to backup my 30G of stuff, so if you install it right off, you'll probably save some of that initial time.....enjoy your new toy!

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Thanks for that advice! I have subscribed to Mozy because for now I have everything on 2 EHD's...it's still backing up! That will be another thing to figure out...switching computers on Mozy.

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