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#1 JustLearningSue

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

I searched this topic and was unable to find a tutorial. I am wondering if someone can steer me in the right direction for removing all this stuff my HP Compaq Mini CQ10-400 came with. It is running Windows Starter. There are so many things loaded and it runs slower all the time. Thanks in advance!

Edited by hamluis, 29 December 2011 - 04:22 PM.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:07 PM

Go to "start," "control panel," "programs," and click the link to uninstall a program. A list of all of the "value" hp added to your pc will spring open, and then you can click the ones you don't want and uninstall them from there. If you don't want to completly uninstall things, or just want to stop them from starting up, though, there's other things you can do.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:12 PM

Ok,so I guess my main problem is I don't know what I can safely uninstall. For example...Cyberlink DVD suite...I don't have a CD or DVD burner on this computer...can I get rid of it? What about HP Cloud Drive? HP Media Suite, Navigator, Quick Launch, Set up, Software Framework, IDT Audio? Etc etc...how do I know which things I can uninstall without wrecking my computer's functionability?? Thanks again.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:30 PM

Cyberlink DVD suite may be useful if you ever decide to hook up an external optical drive, but if you think it's slowing you down, or just don't want it, go ahead and uninstall it. The cloud drive is a utility for "virtual" storage. In otherwords, you upload files, pictures, etc. not from your computer, but from a server or group of servers on the web. That's actually pretty usefull, and the software that resides on your physical system shouldn't be holding you back. Definately leave the IDT audio alone. Removing it may very well cause problems with your sound. The rest of what you describe sounds like the usual hp junk. My best advice is to make your recovery disks and an applications and drivers disk. There should be a recovery media creator under "All Programs" that will walk you through it. Of course, in order to mke recovery media, you'll need to either hook up an external DVD burner or use a flash drive. Anyway, when that's all done, you should be able to remove whatever you want,and if it turns out you needed or wanted it after all, you can put it back with the recovery.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

Thanks!




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