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15 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
HP Bloatware...

Hello, does anyone know how to permanently remove HP mobile data protection sensor, i.e. hpdskflt.sys? I uninstall it in the device manager and it seems to reappear all the time.

Thanks for your input.

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15 May 2011   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Micahl88 and welcome to the Forum. Usually when you delete something like this in Device manager it will reinstall itself the next time you boot. Instead of deleting it, try to just Disable it.
By the way, have you Googled "HP mobile data protection sensor" and do you know what it is for?
Let us know
Cheers
JohnnyA
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15 May 2011   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Uninstalling the driver in Device Manager does not get rid of it. Next time you start your system it reinstalls the driver from the software package installed on your machine.
You have to delete the software which is probably listed in Control Panel> Programs and Features.

So as Johnnya posted you will need to know what HP program it is installed in and delete that software.
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15 May 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Why are you trying to get rid of it?

Also - Sudden Motion Sensor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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You also might want to check this out - HP Compaq 6715b and Windows 7 "HP Mobile Data Protection Sen... - HP Support Forum
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15 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the input. I'm trying to rid myself of it because it had caused several bsod issues. Additionally, several other posters in the bsod section recommended that as a course of action based on my dmp files. Do any of you know what program that data protection thing resides in? Thanks again.
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15 May 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by micahl88 View Post
Thanks for the input. I'm trying to rid myself of it because it had caused several bsod issues. Additionally, several other posters in the bsod section recommended that as a course of action based on my dmp files. Do any of you know what program that data protection thing resides in? Thanks again.
I don't.

Anyway I don't see this as bloatware seeing that it appears to be something to help protect the hard drive should you drop the notebook, I would imagine it'd be something you want.

Perhaps you might look into updating the drivers for it according to the link I provided. Maybe even give HP a call?

Anyway that's all I have to add to this. Good luck.
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15 May 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

HP is the worst with the bloatware of any model. I clean reinstall any HP machine using the Product Key on COA sticker. Here's how: Reinstalling Windows 7

However the one HP utility I keep on a laptop is that one. It is important because it parks your HD reader so it cannot be damaged when you transport your laptop. That is why it has a driver which should be reinstalled if you clean reinstall your HP.

Until you can get around to clean reinstall, here are tips for cleaning up OEM bloatware: Clean up factory bloatware
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15 May 2011   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I am with Greg on this one. HP=Bloatware in my opinion.

Their archaic hardware and un-needed software addons make a clean and scrape necessary.

The only thing their accelerometer is good for is measuring earthquakes, and the fingerprint reader is a scourge

Without the bloatware they are stable and decent with, the bloatware a nighmare.
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16 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I would love to do a clean install. However, I am not sure how to do this when I have a system that shipped with vista and the only discs I have are the HP recovery disks. I read that link that gregrocker posted, but I don't see how that would work with a situation like mine, where I have to upgrade to 7 from Vista, unless I am just not seeing it....
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16 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

micahl88,
My system (OEM) came with Vista and I purchased Windows 7 upgrade (32bit and 64bit discs).
I followed Gregrocker's instructions of Reinstalling 7 and everything is working fine.
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