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Old 07-11-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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I just bought a new HP laptop and i'm looking to remove some of the annoying bloatware. I ran PC decrapifier and it didn't do a whole lot. So, I am not really sure what is bloatware and what isn't. I was wondering if you could provide some insight and give me some help. Here is whats on my laptop


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Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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There isn't much there that is "bloatware". The only thing might be the Bing Bar.

Are the Office and Norton trial versions or full versions? If they are trial (especially the Norton) you could remove it now and install a free AntiVirus.

Some things I'm not sure about: all the HP software. Some of it may be required, but some of it might be bloatware. Without looking at the computer and seeing what each program does for sure it hard to say.

Really though there isn't much to remove. What about looking at the startup folder and/or going to Start>Run>MSConfig and unchecking some options in there that are running on startup that don't need to (you can post a pic of that list as well if you want).

Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
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You can safely get rid of all the cyberlink and HP stuff.
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