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Need Advice on Removing Junk Software from HP Pavilion

by Gardyloo / September 27, 2006 4:29 AM PDT

I?ve noticed several other posters alluding to this, but a Cnet search didn?t turn up any details. I?d like to get rid of some of the preloaded junk software on my new HP Pavilion desktop computer. There?s sure a lot of it.

I?m happy with this machine, but suspect it?d run a lot faster with some of the junk removed. As another poster described, I searched for it with the add/remove programs tool on my computer, but I don?t see much of it there.

Can anyone describe what you removed and how you did it? Any other constructive recommendations would be great. ?Friendofdot? are you out there?

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by ces24 / September 27, 2006 11:11 AM PDT

I started with all the games and the game console. Every one of those games had a price tag. HP gave the consumer nothing as far as games. Then I went through the Program files and deleted folders ie. online stuff. When I had a Dell, I did a reformat because it was so easy. HP does not offer the same restore CD as Dell. HP's restore CD has all the junk on it so I had to uninstall and use a registry cleaner. It took a while and I'm still not sure I got it all. When I had my Dell, I would reformat every 6 months to get off stuff and speed up the hard drive. Unless I purchase a copy of Windows XP, I won't be able to do that with HP.

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Give HP a phone call...
by nathanpsz2 / September 27, 2006 11:54 AM PDT
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...and request that they send you a Windows XP reinstallation CD. They should do that; you own a license to Windows, therfore you should have the media.

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by clrobins1 / August 5, 2012 3:03 PM PDT
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This is very random and off topic but by chance do you remember the games that were on it? More specifically one of them may have been a racing game.

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