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: Completely remove windows components?

04 Sep 2010   #1
kithylin

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Completely remove windows components?

Does anyone have any information on how to COMPLETELY REMOVE the following components? Not just disable/turn off, i want them GONE, i have no need for them.

Windows Firewall
Windows Defender

I'm behind a cisco hardware firewall, i do not need firewall, it just consumes memory/resources and is in general useless for me. Also i use other programs for anti-virus/anti-spy-ware and i have no need for defender, i want it gone as well.

any info would be appreciated, as googling doesn't result in much so far.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I would use reveno for the best removal and then ccleaner for any remnants that may remain.


http://www.revouninstaller.com/
http://www.piriform.com/

It is possible, however, that Defender will present a problem, since it was a component of the OS, when initially installed. In that event it would probably take a registry change to remove it completely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2010   #3
kithylin

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for at least not dismissing me as insane, which i was worried about when posting this.

I'll peek at these two and might throw Win7 in a virtual machine and try it there before trying it on my real OS.

EDIT: Also I'm unsure where i should of posted this, so i apologize ahead of time if i posted it in the wrong section.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

There is no question that is just dismissed at the forum. It is your computer and it should be set up the way that is best for you

In addition your last post shows that you have computer expertise and for that you should be proud.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2010   #5
kithylin

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I worked for 3 years in a 'mom`n`pop' computer repair place in a little shopping center, then worked for 2 years as a data center technician for Layered Technologies, then 8 months as a DC Tech at The Planet, and custom build my own PC's and for friends on the side, i know a few things about computers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2010   #6
kithylin

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Okay i've looked at revo uninstaller inside win7 in the virtual environment and i do not see anything inside the program to remove windows firewall, or windows defender. I've spent about 5-10 minutes clicking around in it and playing with it, nice program that looks fairly useful for some things (Autostart control is cool, windows tools i might actually use that, i know where they are already but it's way easier to pull em up this way) and the uninstaller i really think i'll use that for some programs.

I'm kind of rambling now, do you have any other suggestions for getting rid of windows firewall?

The main reason i want it -gone- is because... all of my windows 7 machines have windows firewall hard disabled, however 2 programs (Vmware Workstation & the new java runtime... wtf java?) will re-enable firewall during their install and then my computer it's being installed on will drop all internet connectivity until i reboot, even after disabling firewall again.

I don't want anything to be able to re-enable it, i don't want it in my computer, i want it -gone-.

The only other option i can think of is perhaps some way to customize my windows 7 install disc to remove it? i know there's nlite for XP and vista, which you can not-install-it during install time, but i don't think they support windows 7 yet though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Completely remove windows components?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
COMPLETELY remove ZoneAlarm Free under Windows 7
Hi, all. As the title says, I have two options here. 1. Wipe the drive and start my laptop build with a clean Windows 7 Pro install. or 2. Remove ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, either using the ZoneAlarm uninstall or Windows 7 Add/Remove Programs remove option.
System Security
Completely remove Windows Live Mail
How can i COMPLETELY remove Windows Live Mail? When I uninstall it through uninstalling/changing programs and either remove only WLM or the entire Windows Essentials 2012 and then reinstall Windows Essentials, all of my mail is still in the new WLM, so the glitch of error code 0x800CCC92 still...
Browsers & Mail
How do I completely remove previous drivers that are hidden by Windows
How to uninstall a driver completely from the Windows 7 system so that Windows 7 automatically picks up latest driver files from Internet? Here is a screenshot of my motherboard details. Screenshot of my graphic cards details. I came across the problem when I attempted to update to AMD...
Drivers
How do i completely remove Ubuntu and restore with Windows 7?
So i done a full installation of ubuntu, its been good but i want to go back to windows 7 but i cant find out how to remove my full Ubuntu installation to restore using my Windows 7 Op system disc... help?
Backup and Restore
How-to completely remove Windows Mobile Device Center?
I installed WMDC on my Windows 7 x64 here the other day, but i don't need it anymore, so i want to remove it. Thought it was enough uninstalling the two entries in "Programs and Features" but there is still two or more services left behind as well as a folder in: "C:\Windows\WindowsMobile", and the...
General Discussion
How can you completely remove Windows 7 from a PC?
My laptop originally had Windows Vista Home Premium x86 on it, but I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x86. Is there any way to return to Windows Vista Home Premium? PS: I don't want to do this, I'm just saving it as a last resort because of this registry problem I am having.
Installation & Setup

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 06:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App