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Windows 7: How do I get rid of bloatware?


15 Apr 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How do I get rid of bloatware?

I have a HP Pavillion. and I love it.
But..

It is full of bloatware.

What is, a real easy way of getting rid of all these programs that I don't want, nor need ?

Also, it has a lot of games installed. I don't want them either.

I don't want peripheral.. I want tunnel.


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15 Apr 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Clean Install is the way to go...

Clean Install Windows 7
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15 Apr 2012   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

First thing I did with mine. Clean install. Benchmarks went up substantially.
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15 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

First you back up your existing System. Then you download an ISO image of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (your OS as per your specs) from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life. After that make a Windows 7 Installation DVD from it.

Once the DVD is ready, clean install Windows 7 from that and use your existing genuine Product Key to activate Windows, if need be by phone from Microsoft.

This shall install a retail version o0f Windows 7 without any bloatware. If everything goes well then you can discard the system image of the existing system that you had made.

Good luck to you.
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15 Apr 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you choose not to go the clean install route. Have a look at PC Decrapifier.

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier

Top Applications Removed | The PC Decrapifier

A Guy
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15 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Work thought these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums

If performance isn't instantaneous with no hangs ever, then consider Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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15 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I didn't know about PC Decrapifier when I bought this, and it had shovel-ware up to the gills.

Uninstalled the crap manually, then spent a couple of hours manually editing the registry (yes
I do know what I'm doing) as I did with my last 'factory install', and am now very happy with it.

Starts and runs much better. And just FEELS more slick and stable.

Am currently running Win 7 HP 64-bit, but will do a clean install when I switch to Windows 7 Ultimate
in the next few months.


**I did run PC Decrap a week or so ago, and it would appear that I succeeded in getting rid of most of it**
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15 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

HP/Compaq has the worst bloatware in the industry. I've "de-crapified" a few HP/Compaqs, and having done so I don't recommend wasting the time, because HP is notorious for installing stuff you can't get rid of. Get yourself a clean copy of Windows 7 and install it; you'll spend less time in the end, believe me.
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15 Apr 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hey Greg, I wasn't aware of this one. Good tute

A Guy
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15 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I agree wholeheartedly with this observation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
HP/Compaq has the worst bloatware in the industry. I've "de-crapified" a few HP/Compaqs, and having done so I don't recommend wasting the time, because HP is notorious for installing stuff you can't get rid of. Get yourself a clean copy of Windows 7 and install it; you'll spend less time in the end, believe me.
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