Removing Hewlett-Packard "preinstalled software"
by discosammy - 8/21/08 8:17 PM
I'm trying to clean up a new HP Pavillion a6250z.
I've uninstalled/removed most of the junk that came with Vista Premium, however there are are a few files that just won't go away. Particularly HP Health Check. I've disabled that and the scheduler, but I can't delete these files, even when logged in as administrator.
"Destination Folder Access Denied" "You need permission..."
When I went to check permissions it had a user account attached that was "special". CREATOR, to be specific.
I've even booted it up in Knoppix 5.1.1 (which allegedly supports NTFS) and enabled read/write. Still won't allow me to delete the files.
Sure it's disabled and doesn't take up much space, but I don't want this on here. It's become a matter of principle. Why can't I delete unwanted software from my own computer?