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Removing preinstalled software on Pavilion dv7

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Hello,

I just bought a Pavilion dv7-4190us notebook and it's full of pre-installed software. Many of these programs I'll probably never use and I don't want them to slow down my computer. I downloaded a program for removing such software (PC Decrapifier), but I'm not sure which programs I can safely remove. For example I think I should keep hp Media Smart, Lightscribe etc. But what about:

- CinemaNow Media Manager

- CyberLink DVD Suite

- HP Photo Creations

- IDT Audio

-HP Media Smart/Touchsmart Netflix

- Label Print

- PhotoNow!

- Times Reader

- etc.

 

I already removed Windows Live, Hulu, Corel, HP Games. I want to keep all the programs needed for playing DVDs, BluRay, using the WebCam, listening to music etc. But I don't need 10 media managers that do the same. I'll be grateful for any advice...

Ah, and one more question. At the top of my desktop there's a toolbar with Download Store, Snapfish, Bing browser, links to Netflix, Rhapsody, Hulu and Corel (the last two programs I already removed, and the links are still there...). How can I delete these links/icons? I can't find such option...

 

Thanks for help in advance!

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I would keep these: CyberLink DVD Suite and IDT Audio(this is a driver for a sound card). You don't need the rest or in case you can install them later again. Create a restore point before you make any changes and later just reload it back..

 

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Thanks for the tips, just one more question - how can I create a restore point? 🙂

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Hi:

 

Here is how you can create a restore point:

 

W7/Vista

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-restore-point

 

XP:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948247

 

Paul

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