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Windows 7: Help Me With Removing Bloatware!

15 Apr 2010   #1
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Help Me With Removing Bloatware!

hello all. i bought a new pc bout 3 months ago and never botherd to remove the bloatware because i wasnt to familiar with what i might need or not. im not sure that i dont need any of that crap.

ive attached a screen shot of my installed bloatware from control panel (the bloatware includes the pc doctor aswell)

alternitivly u can view the screen via this tinypic: http://i44.tinypic.com/zvq1wy.jpg

this hp crap will pop up randomly saying its doing a system diagnostics and doing updates i know these are not critical to windows 7. now if someone can guide me as to what is good to remove hopefully all of it thanks.




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15 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Revo Uninstaller is a great program to remove stuff like that. You can remove every and anything unless it's a driver, even then if you remove it you can always reinstall. There are no 3rd party programs vital to operating Windows.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs, Solve uninstall problems
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15 Apr 2010   #3
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yea i know about revo i have it, but wat im asking is there anything there from that list that i may need for some reason
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15 Apr 2010   #4
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

bump
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15 Apr 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
yea i know about revo i have it, but wat im asking is there anything there from that list that i may need for some reason
Why don't you make a system image to go back to if you want that stuff back.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
yea i know about revo i have it, but wat im asking is there anything there from that list that i may need for some reason
Why don't you make a system image to go back to if you want that stuff back.
Good suggestion. I would keep the PC Doctor. You never know when you need to test some hardware (e.g. RAM). All the rest you do not really need. It is there for your convenience.

PS: for the system image you can use this program. A more detailed tutorial version is here.
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16 Apr 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I have an HP laptop (new) also with said software: if some of the HP software is 'nagging' you on startup you don't necessarily have to uninstall - you can merely disable by using msconfig. That's what i did with the HP auto-updates. HP Advisor/ help and support I would wish to keep.

HTH
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16 Apr 2010   #8
j1n

win7 64bit
 
 

I doubt any of those softwares are vital to your OS...so it wouldnt hurt to uninstall them all...for example Im sure you dont play the games that it comes with so for sure you can hack that....I recommend CCleaner by Priform which is a lite little program that helps you populate a list of programs etc that are installed on your comp and therefore you can run the uninstaller all from within the program...also theres a section where you can select which programs run on startup...Cheers
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16 Apr 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can use PC Decrapifier to remove all of that bloatware...
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16 Apr 2010   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Remove all the HP stuff if you dont use it.
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