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Windows 7: HP Pre-Installed Programs

07 Jun 2010   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
HP Pre-Installed Programs

Do I need these? I'm using the PC-Decrapifier, and I'm just wondering if any of these are important.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome,

Usually the preinstalled programs are not as good as some that you can find online. You may want to list the ones that you are concerend about, though. Some are probably trial software that you pay for later.

Make a system restore point first. Uninstall one at a time and make sure there are no problems. Then unistall the next.
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08 Jun 2010   #3
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is what is installed.

HP Software Update
HP Advisor
My HP Games
HP Setup
PC Alerts
PC Dashboard
PC Discovery
PC Dock
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP MediaSmart DVD
HP MediaSmart Demo
HP MediaSmart Movie Themes
HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video
HP Odometer
HP Remote Solution
HP Support Assistant
HP Support Information
HP Update
Homepage Protection
Picture Mover
Power2Go
PowerDirector

Any ideas
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I would be reluctant to answer that question, since I do not have an HP and am not familiar with the programs. Most can be disregarded. If you upgraded from Vista, via a retail version DVD, you would not have any of them. You just have the pure OS. That is why it is called crapwhere, just slows down the system.

Do this, read to see what each one does. Then decide. Make a system restore point and delete one or two. Use it a week, no problems delete 2 more. Problems use SR to get them back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Here is what is installed.

HP Software Update
HP Advisor
My HP Games
HP Setup
PC Alerts
PC Dashboard
PC Discovery
PC Dock
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP MediaSmart DVD
HP MediaSmart Demo
HP MediaSmart Movie Themes
HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video
HP Odometer
HP Remote Solution
HP Support Assistant
HP Support Information
HP Update
Homepage Protection
Picture Mover
Power2Go
PowerDirector

Any ideas
Actually the only ones I have installed on my HP laptop are NONE
You don't need any one of those. But as richc46 suggested, its always wise to make a system restore point before you uninstall them all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2010   #6
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Here is what is installed.

HP Software Update
HP Advisor
My HP Games
HP Setup
PC Alerts
PC Dashboard
PC Discovery
PC Dock
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP MediaSmart DVD
HP MediaSmart Demo
HP MediaSmart Movie Themes
HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video
HP Odometer
HP Remote Solution
HP Support Assistant
HP Support Information
HP Update
Homepage Protection
Picture Mover
Power2Go
PowerDirector

Any ideas
Safely remove:
Power2Go & PowerDirector only if you have other burning software
My HP Games

DISABLE:
HP Update (all)
HP Support (all)
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP Remote Solution
HP Setup
PC Alerts
The rest of them too


None of these affect system performance if disabled or take up a lot of space. You can disable them through msconfig (typed into search in start menu).

Be sure you have created recovery discs and NOT remove that program EVER

I own many HP computers, so I have experience with this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2014   #7
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Here is what is installed.

HP Software Update
HP Advisor
My HP Games
HP Setup
PC Alerts
PC Dashboard
PC Discovery
PC Dock
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP MediaSmart DVD
HP MediaSmart Demo
HP MediaSmart Movie Themes
HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video
HP Odometer
HP Remote Solution
HP Support Assistant
HP Support Information
HP Update
Homepage Protection
Picture Mover
Power2Go
PowerDirector

Any ideas
Safely remove:
Power2Go & PowerDirector only if you have other burning software
My HP Games

DISABLE:
HP Update (all)
HP Support (all)
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP Remote Solution
HP Setup
PC Alerts
The rest of them too


None of these affect system performance if disabled or take up a lot of space. You can disable them through msconfig (typed into search in start menu).

Be sure you have created recovery discs and NOT remove that program EVER

I own many HP computers, so I have experience with this
"Be sure you have created recovery discs and NOT remove that program EVER" Which program are you referring to when you say "that program EVER?"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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