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Windows 7: Is there a way i can figure out which programs to keep from my new pc?

10 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Is there a way i can figure out which programs to keep from my new pc?

i have an HP DM4 and theres tons of hp programs which i have no clue what they do but i also dont want any bloatware. any help

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11 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Use this:-

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier

It's freeware, user friendly and will identify which programs/bloatware that are safe/unsafe to remove.
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11 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Have a look at these two tutorials.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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11 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

If you don't try and use these programs/bloatware, you won't know what they do. If you remove/uninstall them before ever using them, you will never know what they do.

Maybe there are samaritans out there who have broken down what these programs do for HP products (et al). But generally, these programs are repackaged Windows functionalities given a company theme. If you are already fond of Windows modules or have third-party alternatives, then by all means, remove the bloatware. Please do so step-wise or cautiously: disable their auto-startups first. Kind of like what Windows does. You tell Windows you don't want to use WMP or IE, it'll will disable much of it, but it won't ever uninstall or remove said module.
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11 Jul 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If I had bloatware I would choose prost #3.
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