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10-18-2010 10:43 AM
I recently bought my wife a Pavilion p6330f. Her previous Pavilion was about 8 years old and it recently died. We loved the old one (I had one, too). All new HP PC's have this HP Advisor, Docking, Support Assistant, etc. interface code between the user and the Windows 7 code. She does not want any of it (and neither do I, when I buy a new one). She would like to deal directly with Windows without wading through the HP code. She does mainly word processing, internet browsing, and email processing.
My question is, can I remove the HP Advisor, HP Docking, and other HP interface code, using the control panel, and still have the hardware and Windows 7 run okay?
Thanks for your help, Ed
10-18-2010 11:26 AM - edited 10-18-2010 12:40 PM
That should not be a problem to do what you desire. Be sure to burn a set of the HP recovery disks. You'll need three DVD+R disks. You can use the Windows 7 imaging facility once you have cleaned out the programs that your don't want and if you have to restore at some point then you will not have to go thru the clean out process again. This will take a hard drive image to an external device. Be sure to select all of the partitions and create the recovery disk.
10-18-2010 11:53 AM
Hi Big_Dave - Did you really mean it would be a problem to do that? Or is that a typo, and it really isn't a problem? Using "add/remove programs" on Control Panel to remove the HP programs, and then making a set of recovery DVD's doesn't seem like a problem to me. Or am I not understanding what you're saying? Ed
02-09-2011 09:54 PM
I have similar situation with respect to the HP PC Dock which comes pre-installed. I recently purchased an HP Pavilion 442F and although I don't want to uninstall the PC Dock, I'm wondering if there is some way to disable it from auto-launching when Windows starts up.
I don't mind keeping it around, I just hate having it popping up at start up all the time; does anyone know if disabling PC Dock on start up of Windows 7 possible and how?