Originally Posted by MTHall49
I purchased a CD on eBay that is on the way, and supposedly has a lot of stuff on it including the OS. What concerns me is whether or not I will be able to get everything I want back on here again.
Is it possible to selectively wipe out portions of ROM?
Will having the extra apps stored in ROM that I don't want, slow down the performance of my PDA, or would only RAM installed stuff slow it down?
No way to selectively wipe out portions that I am aware of. Very little benefit. With WM5 and later getting stuff out of ROM can provide a little bit more storage memory, but other than that there is no impact unless a program is loading something on startup. But if you do not sue that program you can generally eliminate imate the startup as well. Sometimes you can find cabs of all the things that are installed in a hard reset (the OEM stuff). In that case you could reset, abort the customized stuff and then manually install what you want.