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Harold Gough
28th November 2016, 10:28 AM
My son has just saved a lot of space in his Windows 7 by using this. I can't go into it other than he deleted a lot of redundant drivers:

http://www.cio.com/article/3001691/windows/how-to-reduce-unnecessary-drivers-in-windows-10.html

Harold

Otto
28th November 2016, 02:52 PM
Looks like a useful tool Harold, thanks. My other computer crashes every time I try and use any of the W10 apps that use video because of a driver issue. Whether RAPR will help (I just use the old versions of Media Player etc instead for now) I don't know but it might well be worth a look.

Harold Gough
28th November 2016, 03:52 PM
Looks like a useful tool Harold, thanks. My other computer crashes every time I try and use any of the W10 apps that use video because of a driver issue. Whether RAPR will help (I just use the old versions of Media Player etc instead for now) I don't know but it might well be worth a look.

It's one of those things worth keeping in your tool kit for when the need arises.

Harold

shenstone
28th November 2016, 09:41 PM
It looked interesting so I took a look and its moved to gitHub which is something that article does not reference as it happened after that was written

new link https://github.com/lostindark/DriverStoreExplorer/releases

You can now run it in non Admin mode (read only) which is a much safer way to report things and look at them and I could not find any bad comments on the net so after a while I decided to run it

I can save 400Mb on a system that has 6 Tb of disk

play over.. leave well alone, but one I will remember as it did report a few useful things

That article did lead me to remember the Sysinternals utilities which I once used often (before they moved me into "management" and the team shake with terror if I go near a keyboard). A few recalcitrant systems have been beaten into a working state using those (link here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals)

Thanks for sharing