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Windows 7: How to uninstall preinstalled software


02 Feb 2013   #1

Win 7 64bit
 
 
How to uninstall preinstalled software

I just purchased a new computer (HP h9-1180 Phoenix). It has a couple of software programs that I don't want. I normally would go to Control Panel and unistall there. However, the programs I don't want are not listed in the Control Panel.
My next step was to install Revo Uninstaller. Egad! They are not there either.
If I right click on the desktop icon and open file location it shows it as an application. (see atch)
I've posted this subject on HP Forum but nobody there seems to know how to uninstall preloaded software.
I'm at a total loss on how to get rid of this type of software.
Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?



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02 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did a search and found this:

eBay Link

It may be just that simple: delete the shortcut.
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02 Feb 2013   #3

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your response.
Looked at the link. Slightly different from what I was trying to uninstall but pretty much the same idea. Typical of anything you buy or download anymore.
I'll just delete the desktop icon and not worry about the registry or other files.
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02 Feb 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome K mate try this it will usually root out everything including the bloatware and even get rid of the registry entries for stuff you don't want.


http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
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03 Feb 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums khonesavanh. You might see if the PC Decrapifier will find it (and anything else you might not want).

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier

A Guy
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03 Feb 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums khonesavanh. You might see if the PC Decrapifier will find it (and anything else you might not want).

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier

A Guy
+1 Bill and with the Revo I reckon it should do it quite well.

I personally hunt down remnants in the HKEY's

Oh and I found this this afternoon too it works quite well I rtried it out on a java install I put back on to try it out. You just need to tick the box


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03 Feb 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

If you're interested in getting rid of all pre-installed bloatware you might consider a Clean Reinstall.
Take a look at this tutorial by gregrocker and see what you think.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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