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: How to uninstall preinstalled software

02 Feb 2013   #1
khonesavanh

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?




Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Feb 2013   #2
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did a search and found this:

eBay Link

It may be just that simple: delete the shortcut.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2013   #3
khonesavanh

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Feb 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2013   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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


Attached Thumbnails
-shred.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2013   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to uninstall preinstalled software




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Uninstall software any use?
Is there any need or use for uninstall software such as Ashampoo Uninstaller or similar on windows seven, I know programs don't always clean up after themselves but would such software be part of good maintenance for windows seven, if yes can anyone recommend a good version? Cheers Stevo
General Discussion
LivePE Uninstall software...
I use windows LivePE's alot, they are extremely usefull for recovering OS's as i'm sure many of you may know, but i cannot find a uninstaller that can force remove registry files along with the program i am removing. I can remove all folders, exe files, shortcuts, anything like that, but cannot...
Software
Can't Uninstall software from "Uninstall a program", link won't work
Firstly, sorry for any possible interruption I have the following problems and they seem to insist despite many of the solutions I've tried: It must be something wrong with Control Panel / Programs / Programs and Features: * Uninstall a program * Turn windows features on or off * View...
Software
How to completely remove preinstalled software?
I bought a new sony vaio laptop Win 7-64bit that of course came with preinstalled software which I would like to delete. Norton Internet Security and Microsoft Office 2010. The Norton is just a 30 day trial which looks like it got installed somehow the first time we took the laptop online. No...
Software
How can I completely uninstall this hp software?
Hello, I recently installed the driver and software for my girlfriend's printer, attempting to make an old non-wireless hp psc1500 work over our home network and print wirelessly. Well that failed miserably and caused all kinds of issues for my win 7 pc that you good people here helped me...
Drivers
Should I always uninstall software before upgrading it?
I noticed that I need to update both my Flash programs. Would it be best to uninstall the current version and then update, or can I just upgrade? :geek:
Software


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 01:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App