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06-11-2005, 04:44 PM
According to many people, the M4 has a lot of unneccessary applications that start up...something like 70+ running processes?! Instead of having a regular Microsoft XP Tablet PC Edition to over-install...Can I just "add/remove program(s)" without a backup CD on the pre-installed OS? (Or does it come with a backup CD?) I'm expecting my tablet to come sometime next week.
06-11-2005, 05:31 PM
When you get your M4 be sure to create the recovery CDs. Do that before you start removing things just in case you end up with a system that will not boot properly.
Also - take a look at this thread
Startup Menu stuff & my help thread :)
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06-11-2005, 11:43 PM
With Tablet PCs in general there are more processes running at startup in a factory install than there are with most laptops and desktops. It can be a daunting sight to look at that in task manager fo the first time and prompts one to take out the pruning shears.
That said, many of those processes are what makes a Tablet a Tablet, so be careful when you take out those shears. Tablet buttons, screen rotation, the TIP, zooming functions, etc... require background processes to run.
Now, that said, some can be eliminated and much of that depends on your usage. For example, I have removed from my M200 Toshiba's Config Free wireless utility, the gesture program that came loaded, and a few others.
Jonathon Hardwick had a blog entry regarding this with his Tohsiba 3505 last March. Here's a link. (http://blogs.msdn.com/jonathanh/archive/2004/03/13/89220.aspx) He listed somethings removable and some things that you should not remove.
I've seen several new users who are more than accustomed to taking a new comptuer and stripping it clean to start from scratch do that with their Tablet and lose some functionality. If it were me, I'd follow WN's advice in the thread he linked to and get used to what you have before I started pruning.
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