Windows Vista forum

General discussion

HP Laptop - How to remove bloat or reinstall o.s

by David09sp / March 25, 2009 11:01 AM PDT

I am about to buy a new HP laptop for college. I have noticed with my sisters and my fathers that HP loads a lot of stuff onto the laptop that is intertwined throughout the O.S. What I was wondering is that I know I can use the control panel and remove programs and I know there are programs that remove those applications deeper. However I want to either completely remove this extra garbage or do a fresh reinstall.

Is there an application out there that does this? I know of PC decrapifier.

I know HP laptops do not give you a copy of the operating system but instead a "recovery" disk, of which is still not a fresh install of the O.S Vista. I am wondering is there a way to obtain a fresh disk or another way of installing a fresh copy of Vista without the added blunder, or buying another copy?

-Thanks
David

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: HP Laptop - How to remove bloat or reinstall o.s
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: HP Laptop - How to remove bloat or reinstall o.s
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
That's about all...
by John.Wilkinson / March 25, 2009 12:09 PM PDT

The only way to legally obtain an installable, 'clean' copy is by purchasing a retail or OEM license yourself at additional cost. Some, such as Dell and Sony, have been experimenting with offerings of bloatless installations on some custom orders, but HP has not. Thus, PCDecrapifier and CCleaner, along with manual removals, are about all you can do to remove the bloatware included in the default installation.

John

Collapse -
Just picked up a HP dv6910us and where is the bloat?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2009 2:11 PM PDT

Sorry, I can't find it.

Can you share where it is?
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?