Is there a way to remove all software packages that are not installed on any computer? I know how to delete unused Dell patches, so I'm just referring to 3rd party software which is mostly just out of date. Tx.

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Answered 02/08/2013 by: dugullett
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  • Thanks, added mine
  • Me, too. Thanks for the responses, all.
    • I started taking Chuck's suggestion on deleting them all. About 10 minutes in realizing that it was not stopping I decided to run the report to see where I was. I still had over 25,000 records. I guess I thought this was always a feature. I think it will be faster for me to wait for the patch.
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you go check the boxes of what you do not want and choose delete


Answered 02/08/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Sorry, my fault for not being clear. I know about the method above, so I was wondering if there's a way to remove all titles that aren't installed. When I run the "Software Not On Any Computer" report, it shows hundreds of titles. I know it's mostly cosmetic since most don't have files associated, but I'd like to clean up the database as much as I can.
    • the reports get the titles from the software inventory so by deleting the crap in there you cleanup all other things automatically.
  • I spent about five minutes this morning cleaning up software that isn't installed. I sorted by install count and did the select all, delete, repeat dance. I just added my votes to the referenced feature request, too.
  • Ah, ok. So the Select All button only applies to the current page?
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