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HP Bloatware on new Win7 Laptop


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Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a new Win7 laptop (my first new computer in 6 years) and I would like some help cleaning out the bloatware games and such that came pre-loaded with it. If anyone can help out, I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,
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Start with going through "Programs & Features" and uninstall what you don't need.
I can help you out with unneeded startups...

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I have run the program and uploaded the file.

I checked the list of installed programs, but I can keep most of them as long as they do not run from startup.
Attached File  PizzadoAutoruns2.txt   48.5KB   228 downloads

Edited by Pizzado, 18 July 2010 - 08:03 AM.

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Re-run Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab and UN-check following items:

+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "SmartMenu"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "Corel File Shell Monitor"
+ "HP Software Update"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "Google Update"
+ "LightScribe Control Panel"

Restart computer.
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