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Windows 7: What is safe to uninstall (HP notebook)

01 Apr 2012   #1
XxBRADxX

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What is safe to uninstall (HP notebook)

Here is what HP has preinstalled. I'm new to windows 7.




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01 Apr 2012   #2
gregrocker
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It's not as important to uninstall them right away as to turn them off at startup so they don't freeload on your Startup time, processor cycles, RAM and spy on you. Once you establish a Clean Boot you can wait to uninstall them later after you decide if it's something you want.

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Note that with HP you'll need to go into the settings of the useless HP Wireless manager (which adds a minute to boot time) to Allow Independent Wireless before turning it off so you can use Win7's superior wireless manager from the bottom right System Tray.

There really isn't anything I've ever found in the HP preinstalled crapware that I keep. The bootable diagnostics and Recovery partition will run anyway from boot as long as their partitions are kept intact. I'd also make the Recovery disks so you have a path back to Factory Condition if you ever decide to sell the machine, but a more useful backup to use if Win7 ever becomes irreparable is a WIn7 backup image stored externally: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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01 Apr 2012   #3
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, sorry I took so long. I thought the window would refresh on its on.
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01 Apr 2012   #4
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

When I click HP connection manager it asks to install. Would this mean im using windows 7 wireless manager?
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01 Apr 2012   #5
gregrocker
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Is there an HP Connection/Wireless manager in the bottom right System tray now, or just the 5-bar Win7 connection manager?

I would not install it if it's not already installed.
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01 Apr 2012   #6
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

its just 5 bars
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01 Apr 2012   #7
gregrocker
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OK I would uninstall HP connection manager it in Programs and Features so it can't interfere as there's no chance you would want it in place of Win7's greatly superior wireless manager. Set a System Restore Point - Create first in case it causes problems during uninstall.

While there I'd also uninstall whatever AV crapware was preinstalled and immediately install Microsoft Security Essentials.
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01 Apr 2012   #8
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok..I have a few left. What do you think about them? What about the quick launch, it doesnt control the volume/brightness/ and other physical buttons on the keyboard does it?


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01 Apr 2012   #9
windude99

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxBRADxX View Post
Ok..I have a few left. What do you think about them? What about the quick launch, it doesnt control the volume/brightness/ and other physical buttons on the keyboard does it?
Get rid of HP Quick Launch, HP Setup, HP Support Assistant, HP Documentation, and HP Games.
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01 Apr 2012   #10
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks just did it... their were 28 junk games installed
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