If you’re looking at the number of icons, that doesn’t actually affect things in any appreciable way. However, in a backhanded kind of way, it could.
I’d wager that the number one cause of system stability issues, disk space loss, unexpected behavior, and even malware is the software that we actually invite onto our machine.
I’m not talking about opening the accidental attachment. That’s bad when it happens, but it’s not as prevalent as what I’m discussing.
No, I’m talking about the stuff that we actually ask to download – the stuff we seek out.
I’m talking about the software that we explicitly and intentionally install on our computers.
Installing software safely is all about taking a few steps to minimize the impact of what we’re about to do to our machines.
There are several possible answers to reinstall downloaded programs that depend on exactly what it is you purchased and where you purchased it from.
The good news is that there’s rarely a reason you would ever lose what you purchased, as long as you took a few precautions.
Let’s look at what those precautions might be.
Installing lots of software is usually not a terribly destabilizing thing. Sure, there can be bad software out there. It’s usually not the amount of software but the specific software that ends up causing problems after you install it. Obviously, the best approach to saving yourself from those kinds of scenarios is a good backup system.