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What are HP connected drive/music/photo?

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#1 JRHB14


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

Essentially, what are they? It seems connected drive is some sort of backup and data sharing program? If this is the case, I already have a backup program that I use. Unless this one is particularly wonderful. And then, what are connected music and connected photo? How are they related to or different from connected drive?
I have to say, having about 20 programs preinstalled on a new computer with no idea what they are can be a bit annoying.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:40 PM

Connected drive is not a back up program.


It is an app which allows sharing of photos, music, etc.  with other devices.


From what I can see it seems similar to Dropbox.


More info here http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hp-connected-family/drive.html


As for all the other HP programs which are preinstalled on HP systems, you can use your search engine to find out what they do.


You can uninstall any that you don't want to keep.


When I restore my laptop to factory condition using the Recovery Manager, all that HP bloatware is also installed.


The first thing I do is uninstall the majority of it.

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