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Uninstall items - Possible to line them up in a queue?

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I set up a new Dell laptop yesterday.  Dell top-loads their computers with a lot of crap programs these days.  It took time to uninstall all of them.   I find the CCleaner uninstall tool to be a little faster than appwiz.cpl (Add / Remove Programs), but I was wondering if there was an application or trick within Windows to specify multiple apps for uninstall, effectively click "Go," and walk away while all specified apps were uninstalled.
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DanCh99,

Thanks for the intriguing suggestion.

BillDL,

Thanks for the thoughtful response.  

I'll leave the posting open for a few days.
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For a one-off personal laptop, I'd just use the tool above, and take notes of what I removed for future reference.  Some vendors (sony, iirc?) offered Clean builds too, but you already have the machine, so too late for that.

If I had to do 100, I'd take the opposite approach, and load the OS from scratch, and just install what I wanted.  For this kind of Build, rather than Remove, approach, it's worth looking at tools like Ninite too.  

www.ninite.com

howto:
http://lifehacker.com/5388408/ninite-bulk+installs-great-free-windows-apps

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Thanks for the terrific feedback on this one.  

DanCh99 - I'll get brave next week and try PC Decrapifier.  www.ninite.com looks intriguing as well.
BillDL - Thanks for the thoughtful response.  (I've read it a couple of times and saved it in my
notes for later reference.)

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Thank you jdana.

Sorry I couldn't be more help with recommending a program that would work for you as intended, but I simply haven't come across something that would.  I have tried to chain together multiple uninstall commands in the past, but it still took me some time to get all the commands gathered up and inspect log, *.ini, or *.inf files so see if reboots would be required, etc, etc.  It hardly seemed worth it in the end.  I hope the PC Decrapifier helps you do what you need.

Bill

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