Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do i create recovery disk for new HP Laptop?

01 Oct 2012   #1
kaboose786

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
How do i create recovery disk for new HP Laptop?

Hi everyone i just got a new HP laptop. I already figured out how to create a recovery disk. Now how can i safely remove all the bloatware? do i just go to control panel and remove programs one by one or is there an easier way?
thx

Specs:




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Oct 2012   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi Kaboose786, Welcome to seven forums.

I have always used the built in windows 7 backup rather than HP's recovery (that's my preference) - Backup User and System Files

Here is a good guide that gregrocker put together regarding bloatware - Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Hope this helps,

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #3
kaboose786

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi Kaboose786, Welcome to seven forums.

I have always used the built in windows 7 backup rather than HP's recovery (that's my preference) - Backup User and System Files

Here is a good guide that gregrocker put together regarding bloatware - Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Hope this helps,

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
thx for replying i read that. so i went to msconfig and am not sure which startup items should i remove:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Oct 2012   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Many people leave only their antivirus and touchpad running at startup in msconfig. Everything else would be available on an as-needed basis.

Another possible source for assistance is a utility called pcdecrapifier. It will give you a suggested list of things that can be uninstalled. Nothing will be removed before you give your approval. You'll be shown a checklist of recommendations first, including the most removed "stuff" by other users.

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier

Another possibility is a clean install which effectively erases everything fom your hard drive and leaves you with your operating system and preferred programs. There's a special note at the bottom for HP users.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try unchecking everything. If you lose any functions you want you can intuit which ones to re-enable, or ask back.

Where is your A/V? Install Microsoft Security Essentials and run a full scan. Leave it turned on at Startup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #6
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaboose786 View Post


thx for replying i read that. so i went to msconfig and am not sure which startup items should i remove:

From the screen you posted none of that is really Bloatware. Most if not all are programs that need to start to give you full access to the systems on your notebook. Like the media keys, Bluetooth and Touchpad. the Coolsense may be a Temp monitoring system.

The HP Quick launch, Launch Pad and On Screen display might be disabled. Not sure what functions they add or if you need them, that is up to you.

Bloatware is more Add-On programs that are trial version and the like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #7
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I would consider anything starting with HP as bloatware, if i did a clean install i would not install any HP software and yet the computer/laptop would run fine.

its quite shocking when you compare the programs installed on a brand new machine compared to a clean build.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #8
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
I would consider anything starting with HP as bloatware, if i did a clean install i would not install any HP software and yet the computer/laptop would run fine.

its quite shocking when you compare the programs installed on a brand new machine compared to a clean build.
Sorry but I disagree somewhat. Some of that HP software is needed for some of the features of the notebook to work.

Sure a clean install may work but some of the keyboard features may not work at all without some of that HP software installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can normallly find any needed software on the maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model if you find a function which doesn't run correctly after a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. In countless reinstalls we've helped with here I only recall one Samsung laptop which touchpad gestures would not function correctly because the software provided was deficient.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2012   #10
kaboose786

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thx for replying everyone so i created the backup already. I would really appreciate if somebody can tell me which programs i can uninstall - everything below came preinstalled except for firefox. Please let me knw which program i dont really need. thx


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How do i create recovery disk for new HP Laptop?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD When Trying to Create Recovery Disk in Maxrium Reflect
Downloaded Maxrium Reflect free edition. The first thing I did was try to create a recovery disk and each time I got the BSOD. I ran the SF Diagnostic Tool but I don't think it captured everything. But I am still attaching the results that I got. If anyone can make sense out of the dump logs, let...
BSOD Help and Support
Why can't I create a password recovery disk in Windows 7 Home 64
I tried the "create a password reset disk" wizard and although most all tutorials and sources of reference call it a disk, using my DVD/CD drive to create a "disk" is excluded from the options presented. When I edit and enter the drive letter I get the error message: "The disk is not a password...
Performance & Maintenance
Use recovery disk to another laptop of same model?
Hi All, I had a Hp Dv6 6c43cl laptop with windows 7 home premium.I had burned it recovery disks,but due to some problem i had to replace my laptop.Now i have got dv6 t-B00.....specifications are differerent,and it came with window 7 home basic,,,,i want to use that home premium which was in my...
Installation & Setup
Cannot create factory state disk on asus laptop.
My laptop came with win 7 x64 already loaded, but had a huge(334G)D: partition on it. That seems to be what is preventing me from making the disk set. At least that is what the error message says. DO I need to just scroll the forums, and delete and then find that 334 space? I will keep on reading...
Installation & Setup
Lost OS recovery disk of my HP Laptop. Is it ok to download an ISO?
My 5130M HP laptop needs a re installation and I cant find the OS recovery disk. The OS is Windows 7 professional 32bit. Is it legal to download an ISO and use it? If yes, where can I download one with the latest service pack? Thanks!
Installation & Setup
Can't Create a recovery disk in my windows 7 need some help pls!
I post some screenshot so you will know what is going on! u know that Disk Named Fritz Its the recovery disk :(( Im very stupid I put some stupid file on it! plsss help me! i need to reformat my computer badly! ---19Fritz92---
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App