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Windows 7: Is it safe to uninstall every software on a prebuilt pc?

07 Apr 2012   #1
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is it safe to uninstall every software on a prebuilt pc?

I am planning to do a factory restore on my pc but i know it would reinstall most of the software that came with it things like hp support center etc,i was wondering is it safe to uninstall everything or should i just leave it as it be?


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07 Apr 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you don't want all HP's software, you can carry out a clean install using your COA product key to activate.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Any drivers you need can be obtained via Windows Updates or HP Support.
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07 Apr 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Versatile2820 View Post
I am planning to do a factory restore on my pc but i know it would reinstall most of the software that came with it things like hp support center etc,i was wondering is it safe to uninstall everything or should i just leave it as it be?
You can remove all of the software that has the name HP in it.
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07 Apr 2012   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
You can remove all of the software that has the name HP in it.
Not all of it - if there are hotkeys/special function keys used by HP, you'll have to keep that around if you want them working. There are usually HP specific forums/boards that have lists of the crap that can be removed - I'd check around to see if there's one for your particular model.
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07 Apr 2012   #5
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
You can remove all of the software that has the name HP in it.
Not all of it - if there are hotkeys/special function keys used by HP, you'll have to keep that around if you want them working. There are usually HP specific forums/boards that have lists of the crap that can be removed - I'd check around to see if there's one for your particular model.
Yea. Sorry! I didn't think about that. I usually reinstall Windows as soon as I make the recovery discs, so I don't ever really encounter this.
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07 Apr 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Since HP has the worst load of bloatware in the industry, you'd do best to clean reinstall using the link SeaVixen provided: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums
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07 Apr 2012   #7
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since HP has the worst load of bloatware in the industry, you'd do best to clean reinstall using the link SeaVixen provided: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums
+1 I did that to my HP. It started messing up on the factory install. Clean installs are way better than the factory.
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16 Apr 2012   #8
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok i have a question pretty stupid i dont have any cd to burn the files to but i do have a old windows vista cd what would happen if i delete everything on that cd than burn the windows 7 files there would it work out?
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16 Apr 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Versatile2820 View Post
Ok i have a question pretty stupid i dont have any cd to burn the files to but i do have a old windows vista cd what would happen if i delete everything on that cd than burn the windows 7 files there would it work out?
How would you delete files from a Vista CD? I assume you mean a Vista installation DVD?

If you want to burn the downloaded ISO to a disk, you need a fresh blank DVD, not a CD.
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16 Apr 2012   #10
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Versatile2820 View Post
Ok i have a question pretty stupid i dont have any cd to burn the files to but i do have a old windows vista cd what would happen if i delete everything on that cd than burn the windows 7 files there would it work out?
Rewritable CDs may not be supported as a bootable device as the drive requires drivers that aren't loaded during boot (I know mine cannot boot).

Buy some disks, they're cheap.

Regards,
GEWB
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