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Vista Desktop help please?

by spadell / February 26, 2008 8:49 PM PST

Hp m8120n with Vista Ultimate upgrade. I'm sick of all the icon trash preinstalled by HP. But the last time I tried to remove them lead to major problems.
What is the proper proceedure to Uninstall or Remove the things? Not just delete the icon. I understand I can save space on Memory by getting rid of them? Just don't know how to recognize what & how?

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1. Good old add/remove programs and (link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2008 9:12 PM PST
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get the os disc when you purchase a pc
by alice_b0wie / February 27, 2008 5:36 AM PST

one of the first things i tell people who want to buy a new pc is to be sure you get the OS disc. reinstall it first thing and get rid of all the preinstalled garbage. symantec restore is terrible, it restores your computer to original with all your preinstalled garbage waiting for you.

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RE: installation dis for Hp m8120n Vista Home Prem.
by spadell / February 27, 2008 12:54 PM PST

Not only did I have to buy the Installation disc.(Hp doesn't even offer them except through direct Support contact). They came pre-installed with the same programs that I want to get rid of!
I do have a clean Vista home Prem. that is capable of Upgrade or Stand alone program.
Just wasn't sure if I'd like it or if it would install without the Prem. version left on the desktop pc.
Newbie, so I couldn't find enough info on "how" to clean the desktop pc to where it would have only the Ultimate version. I ended up with a 'Dual Boot' that the Prem. version would not run properly.( The dreaded 'blue screen').
So just reinstalled the Prem. & upgraded to Ultimate.
Do I need all those programs to run the multi-media system?

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Since Vista doesn't know what to do with TV Cards,etc.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 8:09 PM PST

There are a lot of programs needed. Move slowly and research each one on google to see what it is.

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by spadell / February 29, 2008 6:46 AM PST

I think you offer good advise. The other is helpful. But am leary of anything that works on auto? RegistryCleaners have done me in in the past. Since as you say...I know not what I do.

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The decrapifier is not on full auto.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 29, 2008 11:23 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks!

You pick the item that you want to be gone. It then does the dirty work.


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