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    Jim Guest

    Default Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    I just bought an HP desktop and a Toshiba laptop both with Vista 64 Home
    Premium. Now I find out from Curcuit city that there is a bunch of oem
    pre-loaded software that will slow down the computer if it is not removed.
    It is add stuff they say... any clue where I can get a list of the stuff to
    remove. They tell me it will take the processes from 78 to about 25. They
    want $40 bucks to do it
    Thanks
    Jim





  2. #2
    Mark H Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    If you have a Vista installation disc, not a recovery disc, perform a clean
    install using the Product Key on the bottom of the computer. You will have
    to phone MS to activate.Everything except Vista will be gone.

    "Jim" <grammjr@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >I just bought an HP desktop and a Toshiba laptop both with Vista 64 Home
    >Premium. Now I find out from Curcuit city that there is a bunch of oem
    >pre-loaded software that will slow down the computer if it is not removed.
    >It is add stuff they say... any clue where I can get a list of the stuff to
    >remove. They tell me it will take the processes from 78 to about 25. They
    >want $40 bucks to do it
    > Thanks
    > Jim
    >



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    Richard Urban Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    Easy! Uninstall anything and everything you have no intention of using.

    BTW: I have never seen a Vista computer running only 25 processes. Most of
    the ones I have seen run between 50 and 70 processes. If you have the proper
    horsepower, the number of processes can almost be immaterial. I currently
    have 67 processes running and my computer is pretty snappy.

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    "Jim" <grammjr@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >I just bought an HP desktop and a Toshiba laptop both with Vista 64 Home
    >Premium. Now I find out from Curcuit city that there is a bunch of oem
    >pre-loaded software that will slow down the computer if it is not removed.
    >It is add stuff they say... any clue where I can get a list of the stuff to
    >remove. They tell me it will take the processes from 78 to about 25. They
    >want $40 bucks to do it
    > Thanks
    > Jim
    >



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    DDW Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:16:15 -0400, "Richard Urban"
    <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Easy! Uninstall anything and everything you have no intention of using.
    >
    >BTW: I have never seen a Vista computer running only 25 processes. Most of
    >the ones I have seen run between 50 and 70 processes. If you have the proper
    >horsepower, the number of processes can almost be immaterial. I currently
    >have 67 processes running and my computer is pretty snappy.


    Mine is only 51 - if I cut out all the stuff I choose to load at
    startup it would be 35

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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    Hi,

    Control Panel/Programs and Features, uninstall that which you do not want.

    Keep in mind too that it only uses resources if it's actually loading at
    boot. While some programs do this, it doesn't mean all of them do. Disabling
    the ones that do will preserve your system resources just as well as
    uninstalling them. This is usually best done from within the settings of the
    individual programs, but you can also use Windows Defender (it's a part of
    Vista) or the system configuration utility (msconfig) to limit the boot
    load.

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    "Jim" <grammjr@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >I just bought an HP desktop and a Toshiba laptop both with Vista 64 Home
    >Premium. Now I find out from Curcuit city that there is a bunch of oem
    >pre-loaded software that will slow down the computer if it is not removed.
    >It is add stuff they say... any clue where I can get a list of the stuff to
    >remove. They tell me it will take the processes from 78 to about 25. They
    >want $40 bucks to do it
    > Thanks
    > Jim
    >



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    Richard Urban Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    Yes! But I choose to load this *stuff*. Most others do also. A base install,
    with nothing else added, may be about 40 processes. If you are happy using
    only that which comes with the operating system - go for it.

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    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "DDW" <dd.wright@KILLSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:16:15 -0400, "Richard Urban"
    > <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Easy! Uninstall anything and everything you have no intention of using.
    >>
    >>BTW: I have never seen a Vista computer running only 25 processes. Most of
    >>the ones I have seen run between 50 and 70 processes. If you have the
    >>proper
    >>horsepower, the number of processes can almost be immaterial. I currently
    >>have 67 processes running and my computer is pretty snappy.

    >
    > Mine is only 51 - if I cut out all the stuff I choose to load at
    > startup it would be 35
    >
    > DDW
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    If you know what to look at, the task is simple. From your notification area or system tray you will get an idea of programs starting up. Alternatively you can browse to your C:\Program Files folder and see the software which have been installed. Or type msconfig, hit enter and click on the Startup tab. You can get an idea about the startups here. Identify the one's you want to remove and uninstall them one after the other through the Uninstall a program applet of the Control Panel.

    If you are unsure, I suggest you download and use a 670 KB freeware program called PC Decrapifier. As the name suggests, it removes the crap from your PC ! There is no installation. If you have anti-virus software installed, it may complain about this program because it is written with a scripting language. These warnings can be safely ignored. It will identify what it thinks are Crapware. You may then pick and choose what you want to remove. It will not begin removing anything without prompting you first.

    Having done this, I recommend that you use a good Registry Cleaner to clear you Vista of residual registry entries as most uninstall's are not complete. CCleaner is a good and safe freeware I'd suggest.

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    Richard Urban Guest

    Default Re: Remove unwanted programs on HP Computer

    Why answer me. I know what to do. Address the original poster.

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    "HappyAndyK" <HappyAndyK.3h9xt7@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > If you know what to look at, the task is simple. From your notification
    > area or system tray you will get an idea of programs starting up.
    > Alternatively you can browse to your C:\Program Files folder and see the
    > software which have been installed. Or type msconfig, hit enter and
    > click on the Startup tab. You can get an idea about the startups here.
    > Identify the one's you want to remove and uninstall them one after the
    > other through the Uninstall a program applet of the Control Panel.
    >
    > If you are unsure, I suggest you download and use a 670 KB freeware
    > program called _PC_Decrapifier_. As the name suggests, it removes the
    > crap from your PC ! There is no installation. If you have anti-virus
    > software installed, it may complain about this program because it is
    > written with a scripting language. These warnings can be safely ignored.
    > It will identify what it thinks are Crapware. You may then pick and
    > choose what you want to remove. It will not begin removing anything
    > without prompting you first.
    >
    > Having done this, I recommend that you use a good Registry Cleaner to
    > clear you Vista of residual registry entries as most uninstall's are not
    > complete. CCleaner is a good and safe freeware I'd suggest.
    >
    >
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    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

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    "Jim" <grammjr@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:sPedndBnX5hZlWnVnZ2dnUVZ_rvinZ2d@a5.com...
    >I just bought an HP desktop and a Toshiba laptop both with Vista 64 Home
    >Premium. Now I find out from Curcuit city that there is a bunch of oem
    >pre-loaded software that will slow down the computer if it is not removed.
    >It is add stuff they say... any clue where I can get a list of the stuff to
    >remove. They tell me it will take the processes from 78 to about 25. They
    >want $40 bucks to do it
    > Thanks
    > Jim
    >



    Stuff like 'welcome' screens generally have a checkbox in the corner
    someplace which can be unchecked.

    Items in the notification area can be right clicked to bring up their
    respective 'properties. look through these to see if you have the option to
    disable 'start up with Windows' or similar.

    When completed, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Look down the
    listing for trial versions of MS Office, HP games and anything Norton or
    Mcafee.. Remove them..

    Having done this, you will have recovered some disk space and shortened boot
    up times slightly.
    What you will not have done is substantially reduce the number of processes
    which run by default.

    If your desktop machine uses an integrated video card, bump up the installed
    RAM to 2gb. Do the same for the laptop...


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