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


01 Oct 2012   #1

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

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01 Oct 2012   #2

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
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01 Oct 2012   #3

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:

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01 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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
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01 Oct 2012   #5
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.
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01 Oct 2012   #6

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.
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01 Oct 2012   #7

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.
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01 Oct 2012   #8

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.
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01 Oct 2012   #9
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.
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07 Oct 2012   #10

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


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