bloatware on new Hp dv7
by Jerchristi - 10/3/08 3:41 AM
I just bought an HP Pavilion dv7.How do I figure out what "bloatware" is on it, and how do I remove it? It's awfully slow for a new machine.
Thank you all in advance,
by: Jerchristi October 3, 2008 3:41 AM PDT
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If you can't see it, it's not bloatware.
Bloatware is typical the 15 pieces of trial software that expires. My new HP laptop from last month had so little that I'll call it at one item of bloat.
Sadly I think the advertisers and soothsayers have mislead too many on this item.
Vista is much slower even with great hardware.
I love Registry Cleaners.
A close friend of mine is making close to 25 percent of his income restoring PCs after their use.
Go Registry Cleaner Go!
This pgm. is of great use to remove s/w you don't want. In most cases on a new system, "trailware" will expire anyways unless you pay. So, if you find s/w you don't want or use, try...
the link: www.pcdecrapifier.com
Also, you can manually review installed s/w at the control panel under the add/remove feature of s/w. Be sure what you delete is not of use to you. Also, before doing you may want to do a "backup" to get as the day you brought in case you get too carried away. -OR- after the pgms. are removed, do the backup, but do so if confident of th delete process.
Personal Experience with HP Pav Dv7
I bought a HP dv7-1050ea last summer (July).
It was as expected very very fast and smooth to start off with. After a couple of months, I discovered many problems in regrads to speed and general running of the machine. Sometimes shutting down would take more than 15 mins O:
I contacted HP through their 'chat to a technician online' and was given a few hints on how to make my machine work faster.
Below are a few things I've learnt:
- vista is preprogrammed with a lot of 'junk' that seriously slows your computer down. The HP tech gave me a few tweaks that made is a lot faster.
- sometimes the software you install such as firewall and antivirus can really drain your system resources. && sometimes incompatability issues between software can also make the system crawl. For example, I use Zone Alarm Pro firewall and also used to to use Avast Antvirus because they were two products that personally I loved in terms of the level of protection they offered and their ease of use. However, I later discovered that my 'shut down problem' was due to the two being incompattible. So I changed my antivirus and now it takes no more than 30secs to shut down the machine.
- defragmenting the hard-drive helps to keep the drive in good shape and makes it easier to access stored files. I defrag my hard-drive once every two months.
- keep your drivers updated, and install any updates using windows update && the built-in HP update software.
- i would recommend CCleaner, it's free to download and use, and as the name suggest it clears all the 'crap' off your system. first time I ran it, it cleaned out 1.82gb of temporary files and other space-taking rubbish.
- lastly, run a registry cleaner as everytime you un-intall software, it leaves registry keys lying around the place which just slows your comp down. For this I use RegCure.
The few things above are simple but work like magic. I've had my HP Pavillion dv7 machine for nearly a year and it's working like a dream. Just take care of it, and it'll keep you happy
Watch out for Vongo.
There is a topic on this forum about Vongo. I'm not sure if HP still loads it but they used to. People have had issues after deleting it form their systems. So the best thing for it is to hide it and don't use it.
Vanilla Vista Install from Recovery Discs
I recently had a situation where Vista was corrupt beyond recovery but my data was still accessible. This post details how I was able to use the HP recovery disk to install a vanilla version of Vista with very little tech effort (except it does take some time so be prepared).
Bloatware itself won't slow down your
system onless it is set to run at startup. If you do help on startup programs it should tell you how to disabled those apps from running at startup.
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