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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2011


04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail 2011

Does anyone know of a utility that will remove ALL of the remnants from this program from a Windows 7 PC?

That thing is just a mess and full of complete clutter in my personal opinion. I've successfully uninstalled the thing but I don't want to just go into my user profile and start deleting folders unless I know what I'm doing. It leaves a lot behind after the uninstall throughout the computer.

I managed to use that zapmessenger thingamabob to get rid of messenger but the Windows Live Mail is still floating around all over the place.

Even any info on folders that some may know of for sure that can go would be helpful.

That Mail program is a mess. Cluttered, spell checker don't work, it keeps replacing email that i attempted to delete...
What a mess.

I just want to check my mail and that's it. No sense in all of that fodder.None at all.

I tried to get an answer from that Microsoft site where you ask questions but cripes, you could ask what color the sky is and they seem to spin it six ways from Tuesday complete with a redundant and useless answer.

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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
Does anyone know of a utility that will remove ALL of the remnants from this program from a Windows 7 PC?

That thing is just a mess and full of complete clutter in my personal opinion. I've successfully uninstalled the thing but I don't want to just go into my user profile and start deleting folders unless I know what I'm doing. It leaves a lot behind after the uninstall throughout the computer.

I managed to use that zapmessenger thingamabob to get rid of messenger but the Windows Live Mail is still floating around all over the place.

Even any info on folders that some may know of for sure that can go would be helpful.

That Mail program is a mess. Cluttered, spell checker don't work, it keeps replacing email that i attempted to delete...
What a mess.

I just want to check my mail and that's it. No sense in all of that fodder.None at all.

I tried to get an answer from that Microsoft site where you ask questions but cripes, you could ask what color the sky is and they seem to spin it six ways from Tuesday complete with a redundant and useless answer.

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04 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My patience ran out already.

I formatted the computer, deleted the partitions, and created a Windows 7 boot disk from an ISO with JUST Windows 7, installed the thing and then updated my drivers quite easily. No more OEM fodder. I have a clean and perfect installation of Windows 7 only now. So the 60 bucks I spent on assuming that the GEEK SQUAD was capable of removing the junk was a well invested confirmation that they have absolutely no idea what they are doing in that particular regard.

I'll never go that route again just out of sheer laziness.

Thanks for the consideration though.
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05 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...from an ISO with JUST Windows 7...
Did HP provide "Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit" as an ISO with the computer?
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05 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...from an ISO with JUST Windows 7...
Did HP provide "Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit" as an ISO with the computer?
Nope.
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05 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...Nope.
So where did you get the ISO from? Did you use the original HP key to activate it or did it come with it's own key?
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06 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...Nope.
So where did you get the ISO from? Did you use the original HP key to activate it or did it come with it's own key?
I used the original key that I got when I purchased the computer to activate it.

Now. Since I haven't gotten any annoying nag screens as a result of the infamous update KB971033 that everyone should inform themselves of which is described in detail here by one who is a true pioneer of the internet then one would assume that all is well.

An ISO with an activation key included with it would be illegal. Correct me if I'm wrong on that.

ISO's can be found on many online retailer websites where they must make these downloads available. Just search.

Of course, I think you know that already.
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06 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

My HP computer came preloaded with trash too. The thing is though, even with the best intentions of cleaning it all out, you quickly realize that these programs left behind many redundant folders and countless registry entries. It's one thing remove folders from appdata (users) / program files (c) / programfiles (c), but another when it comes to the registry. WL 2011 leaves countless registry entries behind, as does HP bloatware. Even with experience of editing the registry, there's no 100% certainty that the entry cleaning won't damage something in the process.

On my very first install after getting this computer, I tried cleaning it of the bloatware, but I kept finding more and more of it all over the computer, it was endless You chose the best option, reinstall with a Window's 7 disc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
My patience ran out already.

I formatted the computer, deleted the partitions, and created a Windows 7 boot disk from an ISO with JUST Windows 7, installed the thing and then updated my drivers quite easily. No more OEM fodder. I have a clean and perfect installation of Windows 7 only now. So the 60 bucks I spent on assuming that the GEEK SQUAD was capable of removing the junk was a well invested confirmation that they have absolutely no idea what they are doing in that particular regard.

I'll never go that route again just out of sheer laziness.

Thanks for the consideration though.
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06 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...An ISO with an activation key included with it would be illegal. Correct me if I'm wrong on that...
These days Microsoft and others are selling software in downloadable form which would be useless without a way to activate it. The ISO is the standard format one needs to make a bootable disk. I guess one purchases the key or uses an existing key as you you did.

I agree with seven8nine [I mean LostColonist] that your method of cleaning things up is the best, but I'd worry about drivers and loosing some functionality that came with the computer. Did HP at least provide drivers or did you just luck out that the default Windows 7 drivers were all that was required?
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07 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven8nine View Post
...An ISO with an activation key included with it would be illegal. Correct me if I'm wrong on that...
These days Microsoft and others are selling software in downloadable form which would be useless without a way to activate it. The ISO is the standard format one needs to make a bootable disk. I guess one purchases the key or uses an existing key as you you did.

I agree with seven8nine that your method of cleaning things up is the best, but I'd worry about drivers and loosing some functionality that came with the computer. Did HP at least provide drivers or did you just luck out that the default Windows 7 drivers were all that was required?
Well, I did make a backup of the factory SWSETUP folder before formatting the drives and reinstalling Windows. Just the network driver was needed initially and then once on the www, was able to get the rest of the original drivers from HP's website. To include the network driver which I reinstalled just in case.

So far, so good.
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