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#1 chewyourfood

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

Hi

Firstly, sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum, but I'm new here. Anyways:

I recently purchased a new Win 7 laptop (HP Envy 14 Spectre), purchased from Amazon. It is equipped with the Sandybridge i5 processor, not the Ivybridge one. I've had if for about a week and I've noticed that my hard drive can only support 30 or so more GB of memory. I really want/need to get rid of that 60 GB of whatever it is that is taking up my computer's space. I suspect that it is mainly bloatware, but am kind of skeptical that bloatware could manage to occupy 60 freaking GB of space. But I'll go ahead and list all the programs that came with my laptop. Hopefully you guys can help me identify which ones I can safely delete.

Adiobe AIR
Power2Go
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Adobe Community Help
HP CoolSense
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connection
HP Setup
HP Support Assistant
Intel Digital Logo
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17
Microsoft Silverlight
HP Launch Box
Adobe Reader X (10.1.0) MUI
HP Proximity Sensor Utility
HP On Screen Display
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
HP Documentation
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6
CyberLink YouCam
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
VIP Access SDK (1.1.0.1)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Management Engine Components
HP MovieStore
Realtek PCIE Card Reader
IDT Audio
Intel® HD Graphics Driver
Intel® Control Center
Intel® Smart COnnect Technology 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
Intel® WiDi
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
Intel® Identity Protection Technology 1.1.2.0
Microsoft SkyDrive
Visual Studio 2008 x64 Redistributables
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
NFC Driver
Cyberlink PowereDVD
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver
HP Software Framework
Intel® PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth® + High Speed
HP Quick Launch
HP Touch to Share
HP Power Manager
Intel ® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

Now that I've typed it all out, maybe all this bloatware IS taking up 60 GB of memory. But if you guys know what is actually causing the memory problem, what else can I do to free up some space?

Actually, at the bottom of the programs list it says all these programs only take up about 6GB. Regardless, please still help me identify bloatware and tell me what exactly it is that's taking up so much space? And I was also wondering: If I have a 128 GB SSD, why does it say: "31.4GB free of 99.7GB" and not "31.4GB free of 128GB"

Edited by hamluis, 04 September 2012 - 04:13 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Win 7 - Hamluis.


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

As far as I can see these are needed, others may disagree.

The rest of your hard drive is used by the recovery partition. Did you make your recovery DVD set, usually 3 or 4 DVDs.
That 60Gb is used by Windows and SoftWare Programs. There is also most likely a HP SWSetup folder. If you decide to Delete that, Backup to two sets of DVDs as that is there so you can do a re-install of programs and drivers if needed. It can be handy.

Needed:
Adobe AIR ??
Power2Go Burning software
Windows Live Essentials 2011 ?
Adobe Community Help Probably not
HP CoolSense Don't know what it is
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connection ??
HP Setup Maybe, try it and decide
HP Support Assistant Maybe
Intel Digital Logo probably not
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 needed
Microsoft Silverlight Needed to play some video such as Netflix and others
HP Launch Box ??
Adobe Reader X (10.1.0) MUI Needed
HP Proximity Sensor Utility Not Sure
HP On Screen Display I like it
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Needed
HP Documentation User Manual ??
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Needed
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended Needed
Intel® Rapid Start Technology Needed
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6 Maybe
CyberLink YouCam Needed for your webcam
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Needed, USB 3 Driver
VIP Access SDK (1.1.0.1) Maybe Needed
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Needed
Intel® Management Engine Components Needed
HP MovieStore Maybe, maybe not
Realtek PCIE Card Reader Needed
IDT Audio Needed, Sound driver
Intel® HD Graphics Driver Needed, Video Driver
Intel® Control Center Maybe
Intel® Smart COnnect Technology 1.0 maybe
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Needed
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology Needed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Needed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Needed
Intel® WiDi Needed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Needed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Needed
Intel® Identity Protection Technology 1.1.2.0 Needed
Microsoft SkyDrive Depends if you use it or not
Visual Studio 2008 x64 Redistributables Needed
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Needed
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Needed, Touchpad driver
NFC Driver Needed
Cyberlink PowereDVD Needed, DVD playing Software
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver Needed, Ethernet Driver
HP Software Framework Needed
Intel® PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth® + High Speed Needed
HP Quick Launch Needed
HP Touch to Share ??
HP Power Manager Needed
Intel ® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Needed

See what others say too. If it were mine I'd just leave it alone. Not that much Bloatware, Most are needed.

Good Luck
Roger

Edited by rotor123, 03 September 2012 - 09:19 PM.

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#3 chewyourfood

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:55 PM

Thanks for the help!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

Try using or download MiniToolBox and select all options.
A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. You can also use this http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/

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