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Is This Program Needed?


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#1 Bartster

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:21 PM

I have a program called Hardware Diagnostics Tools from PC Doctor. It came preloaded on my HP computer and I was wondering whether or not it is a useful program I should
keep. Does Vista have a similar program which performs the same function? I'm trying to eliminate any unneeded items from my machine.

Any advice/opinions?

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 04:56 PM

I have a program called Hardware Diagnostics Tools from PC Doctor. It came preloaded on my HP computer and I was wondering whether or not it is a useful program I should
keep. Does Vista have a similar program which performs the same function? I'm trying to eliminate any unneeded items from my machine.

Any advice/opinions?

As with any diagnostic software, it is sitting there as a useless entry right now. However, some day it might come in handy if you encounter an intermittent hardware failure. Also, any decision to keep or delete should be made on your level of comfort in being able to self diagnose PC problems. Personally, I have a Dell and have chosen to remove everything that came preloaded on my machine (including the Dell diagnostic partitions), but to each their own. I would only suggest that you try running it and look at it's capabilities before making any final decision.

Edited by ucanfixit, 07 March 2008 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:03 PM

Make sure its not autostarting, but other than that I'd leave it.

Here is a little more about the company itself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-Doctor

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for your prompt replies!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:36 PM

You can remove it. You will not face any problem after removing Hardware Diagnostics Tools from PC Doctor which came preloaded with your HP computer. You can later choose which diagnostics tool to use.




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