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Unwanted Programs and Folders

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I recently purchased a new Dell XPS laptop that runs on Windows Vista. There are two problems I would like to get help on:

1. The computer comes pre-installed with programs like Windows Calendar, Windows Contact, Windows Meeting Space, and other Windows programs. I would like to delete all of these since I will never use them. However, they are not listed under the add/remove programs section in Control Panel.

2. I noticed that in my personal folder (the folder named after the user, i.e. me), there are a number of folders that keep getting automatically created no matter how many times I delete them. These include, "Contacts", "Pictures", "Videos", among others. How do I get rid of them so that they never show up again. I do not need them.

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1) These things are part of Windows. Just ignore them or remove the shortcuts manually from the Start Menu.

2) These are key Windows folders. Please leave them alone.

Unfortunately with working with Windows you have to go with the flow and ignore a bunch of things that Microsoft think you want.
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