Dell :: AHCI Issue From Bloatware Guide...

Jan 17, 2009

I am following the bloatware removal guide and once I get to the part in the setup where I have to point it to the Intel Matrix file I put on a CD,

it eliminates all but one file that it says is compatible with my system, but then that file will not work to install

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Acer :: Bloatware Removal Guide For

Jan 14, 2010

if any bloatware removal guides exist for Acer machines? IE, which programs can I easily remove. We recently picked up an Acer (desktop) and it came LOADED with bloatware.

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Dell :: Bloatware

Jul 15, 2009

I've read the forum on remoing the bloatware and also several articles from 2007 that say Dell was giving the option of not having the addition programs installed on XPS systems. I saw no such option when I ordered so I was curious about this in regards to the studio xps 16.

My questions are how much bloatware is actually still being installed? How hard is it to remove and does it actually speed the computer up? Are there any other advantages to removing it such as less heat from not running as much/hard? And finally are there any programs worth keeping ie Dell dock etc...? Many opinions will be appreciated and thanks.

Sysyem config: t9550 cpu, RGBLed 1080, 4670 1gb gpu and 320 @7200 hdd.

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Dell :: SXPS 16 Bloatware

Aug 14, 2009

I ordered my SXPS 16 a few days ago. Is there really enough bloatware that it's that important to reformat once I get my laptop, or will simply uninstalling via the Programs & Features menu be sufficient to get rid of the crap I don't want?

Another question: When I get my free Win7 upgrade DVD in October, will it be advisable to reformat then (and can you reformat via an upgrade disk?) or will simply doing an upgrade install of Windows 7 be just fine?

I'd rather avoid the hassle of doing any reformatting, but if bloatware is that big of an issue, then I probably should.

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Dell :: Vista's Bloatware

Aug 7, 2009

I've read all over the internet how some people, upon buying a branded laptop/notebook, immediately format and reinstall Vista in order to drop some of the bloatware that comes pre-installed, taking up resources.

How prudent is this practice with regards to DELL's laptops -

in particular the XPS 16? I imagine a lot of the bloatware can easily be removed using Vista's add/remove utility; however some people seem to have trouble completely getting rid of some DELL security software

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Dell :: Bloatware Studio XPS Windows 7

Dec 27, 2009

I just purchased 2 Dell Studio 16 XPS with Windows 7.

I want to take off bloatware from my notebook, as well as put it into XP mode.

Does anyone have any info on what bloatware to remove on the Dell Studio 16 XPS Windows 7 version? Or just a list of what bloatware is safe to remove?

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Dell :: XPS 1530 Bloatware & Lojack

Mar 30, 2009

I followed the Bloatware removal guide on my new XPS laptop and I forgot that it came with a free year of Lojack protection.

I did not register it with Lojack before the reformat. Is there a way to do that now? I have found a couple threads but nothing is definite

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Dell :: How To Uninstall Control Point And Bloatware?

Jun 26, 2009

I just ordered my Dell e6400 for +17,000, i'm pretty proud of the specs but i'm

hearing bad things about the control point and i want to uninstall it asap once i get it.

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Sony :: Anyone Using Bloatware?

Mar 20, 2009

Does anybody use bloatware that come with Sony notebooks at all? The only one I use is Roxio Easy Media Creator as I find it usefull to burn DVD and it uses little resources. Other than that,

I don't use them at all. In fact, there is not even a trace of them when I do clean install

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Sony :: Bloatware

May 12, 2009

what can and can not be safely removed the machine is a AR51E running Vista, is their a suggested list of what's good to remove to increase speed, machine only used for internet, office work and general saving of photo's and the very odd bit of gaming by my grandson.

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Sony :: Z11 Bloatware

Apr 26, 2010

I bought a pre-configured model and don't have the CTO Fresh Start option, so I'm trying to deal with the various software "extras" Sony so thoughtfully provided. I've identified and removed some of the most obvious, but there are a number of Sony or VAIO things that I don't recognize or understand.

I gather that I don't want to delete the Sony Care Center stuff, but what is "PMB" or "Sony Home Network Library" or "VAIO Content Metadata ... stuff" or even "Windows Live ... stuff", etc?

Is there a list anywhere of the either (a) all of the bloatware that can be removed (i.e., uninstalled) or (b) what the various bloatware programs do?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 Bloatware RemovalCouple QuestionSave Me $40 Lol

Apr 2, 2009

So I just bought this Dell Studio XPS 13.3 inch ( which I now found out is called the 1340 ) anyway I decided to go with this over the Sager .

I am so incredibly pleased with this it is not even funny. Basically I feel that Dell built this specifically for me - What I do for a living restricts me from using Macs, but this Dell Studio XPS 1340 really brings that durable high quality

great workmanship indestructible feel that the beautiful Macbooks offer - I hear a lot of negative talk about " bulkiness ", but not enough talk about how extremely solid it is built.

You know how some laptops are flimsy, whether it be the screen, keyboard, or the complete laptop as a whole ( cough-HP Pavilion-cough ) well this Dell Studio XPS 1340 has such a solid tough feel to it that I'm in love. You can really tell Dell stepped their game up .....

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Acer :: How Do You ID And Get Rid Of Bloatware On The Aspire

Nov 13, 2009

It was easy to get rid of the Acer games--most of those are trial versions anyway.

But what about these?

Acer Arcade Deluxe - Acer games have been deleted, keep the arcade for videos, music, pictures, or let WMP, Media Center handle these?

MS Office - trialware At some point I may buy MS Office. Do I need these as placeholders?
Activation Assistant
Excel 2007
One Note 2007
PowerPoint 2007
Word 2007 - haven't used, but have some old Word docs may need to open. M$ replaced Word with "Works Word Processor" in MS Works.

MS Office Live Add-in
Office Live Add-in help
Office Live Add-in workplace

Windows Defender - replaced by MSE--still needed?

Vista "My Stationary" - have one letterhead template created from MS Works. rest probably won't get used.

NTI Backup Now 5 - think these two were freebies from Acer "partners" for registering, and solicit you to buy the "full" version
NTI Media Maker 8

Software Informer - must've downloaded this, but don't know if it's reliable, and if it's a good idea to let third-party software update by itself...............

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Sony :: Vaio Bloatware

Feb 10, 2009

i just checked what's installed.. and it's just sony's "movie story" and other stuff like that, along with fingerprint reader.. etc. this doesnt really seem like bloatware to me, i checked through the list and i really don't notice anything that i'd consider bad (like trialware)

are those sony programs.. like Vaio Media Plus.. what people keep referrring to as bloatware? i read that people that choose fresh start still have some stuff preinstalled, i'm just wondering what it is exactly that they still have installed?

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Acer :: Anyway To Remove All The Bloatware

Aug 11, 2009

just got a new Acer 6530 laptop and it has SOOO much bloatware, a lot of things that i don't even need. I like how Dell had like zero bloatware. i like Acer's program that backups the whole system though. Does Vista have something like that?

Should i delete all the programs from Control Panel or is there a way for me to install a version of Vista (downloaded copy from a torrent site) and then use the key provided from the Acer laptop so I know it'll only install Vista?

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Sony :: SR Bloatware Removal-2

Jun 7, 2009

sony video shared library - keep
viao location utitility - ?
adobe flash - ?
adoble plugin - ?
adobe reader - ?
battery check - ?
java 2 runtime environment - ?
settings utility series - ?
sony video shared library - ?
vaio event service (keep this this is the software for the Fn keys and stuff) - keep
vaio power management (i kept this, this is useful, it lets u power on and off different components on your laptop to save battery) - keep
Vaio wallpaper contents
vaio recovery center shortcuts & readme
vaio my memory center (i took it off.. useless) - remove
AoL software Suite
Vaio Documentation
Microsoft Works SE 9.0
Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Trial............

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Sony :: FW Bloatware Control

Jun 16, 2009

I have recently purchased a custom fw series from sony style. Its great, apart from the performance. I have a 2.4ghz, 320gb 5400rpm, 4gb ddr2 ram, ati 3650 model, but internet browsing seems slow compared to my sisters 2.4ghz 2gb ddr3 ram macbook unibody.

I guess this is because of all the applications on the sony. I do not do any photo/video editing stuff all I do on the laptop is internet browsing, movie watching, listen to music and do office documents.

Does anyone know what I can safely uninstall to reduce the processes number, most of the time its 98, and thereby increase the performance.

Currently windows task manager says the cpu usage is 12% and physical memory is 40%, I have no idea what that means so if someone could explain I'd be very grateful.

One final point, I have heard that new computer owners are supposed to create recovery disks?What are these and are they actually needed?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Bloatware Removal

Apr 18, 2009

I recently bought an hp dv5 which came with a lot of unuseful software .I would like to uninstall Hp totalcare advisor,but i couldn't find it in control panel (add/remove programs),i also tried with pc-decrapifier but with no avail. how to get rid of this software?how can i uninstall it? And also i have seen another program:hp active support library,is it safe to remove?

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HP/Compaq :: Which Of These Are Bloatware- HP G60t

Apr 6, 2009

These are files that came installed on my new HP G60t. Which of these are bloatware?
Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Reader 9
Atheros Driver Installation Program
Cisco EAO-FAST Module
Cisco LEAP Module
Cisco PEAP Module
Conexant HD Audio
Cyberlink DVD Suite......................

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HP/Compaq :: What Bloatware Can Be Removed

Aug 4, 2009

my new custom HP DV6T will be in the mail soon, and I would like to know what programs I can remove... The ones I plan on removing are already crossed out... What about the three in the blue box, can those go? I would like to keep MS Works, Adobe, and IE,

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Sony :: VAIO Bloatware Removal

Feb 3, 2009

i just got my FW390CTO deliver today and of course it's full of bloatware. I don't want to do a fresh install to get rig of all the jun

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Sony :: Bloatware- VAIO VPCEB15FX

Apr 13, 2010

I am usin a VAIO VPCEB15FX

I have been fiddling with the restore today, since having to do to a previous issue. If you restore using recovery disk it allows you to delete the recovery partition (9GB), however this method will still uses up 3GB (1GB System and 2GB for something else). If you go with removal of the restore partition and use the recover disks. It will eventually allow you to choose what to install (bloatware). There is a catch, once you have in stalled the drivers required and the software you want, upon reboot and the system loads up, you will notice the error that says "Windows could not complete installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." Now as soon as you see this if you ctrl-alt-delete and access taskmanager and you end process of audit.exe it will then finish starting windows. Apparently this app prevents you from using windows with out all the crap the system comes with. S! and to think after a previous issue with people complaining about bloatware they provided tools to remove. Well looks like they need to do it again.

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HP/Compaq :: Doesbuisness Notebooks Come With A Lot Of Bloatware

Mar 6, 2009

Thinking about getting the HP Compaq 2230s but curious about in general bloatware on buisness notebooks compared to Home & Home Office notebooks.

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Dell :: New SXPS 16 Better To Clean Install Vista Or Remove Unwanted Bloatware

Apr 21, 2009

Which route should I take for my new SXPS 16 - Clean install Vista from scratch along with all the drivers and programs I want or just uninstall the stuff that I don't want?

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Dell :: Crysis Tweak Guide

Jan 31, 2008

I'm just wondering what you guys have set up for tweaks in Crysis and I'd love some help optimizing my copy. I'm playing under Vista with the 1.1 patch and would enjoy getting a few extra frames/options enabled without the high performance cost.

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Dell :: System Recovery Guide

Jan 21, 2010

Dell System Recovery Guide-Winter 2010

Written by Richard Hamilton Ė Thomas Chace-Contributor/Proofreader

Need to recover your Dell, but donít know where to start? Just Curious? Look no further, as this guide will walk you through the system recovery process. Whether you use XP, Vista, or 7, youíll be back up and running in no time.

Iíll go over the proís and conís of each recovery method, so you can make an informed decision. Unlike some other computer makers, the recovery methodís Dell has offered has changed over time, hence the need for this guide .....

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HP/Compaq :: Reformating My Dv5t To Clear The Bloatware

Jan 10, 2009

I've been thinking about buying the dv5t from HP for college.

people sometimes recommend to reformat the whole system in order to clear out all the junk "bloatware" that HP sticks in there.

Well anyway I was thinking of buying the DV5t with programs like; photoshop, Norton's anti-virus, and that lowjack thing for computers.

if I reformat the system to clear out the bloatware, would that get rid of those programs?
And if it doesn't does HP give me a CD inorder to reinstall them?

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Dell :: AHCI

Jan 26, 2009

I want to install mediadirect on my xps 1530. I want to follow this Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide
But I have a question before beginning.

This paragraph : AHCI Concerns: On new Dell systems, they are set up to run in AHCI mode which will give you a 15% system performance boost. In many instances, the AHCI driver MUST be installed during the initial installation process for the installation to work.

Those not installing it are finding that their system may BSOD or hang during the installation and saying "Completing Installation Process". One must find the driver specific to their system either on the drivers disk that came with their laptop or at in the drivers section.

Download and expand it to a USB drive or disk; the USB is preferred but it is important that you expand it on the media you just saved it to. Once done, put it aside for now .....

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Dell :: DVD / Bluray Drive Swap Guide/Help

Apr 22, 2010

I have to send back my studio XPS 1645 the thing is I have a Bluray drive in the system but the original configuration is a DVD slot load drive.

I would like to take the bluray drive out and put the original slot load drive back in (a dell tech did this for me last time) I was wondering if anyone knows of a guide or a wants to walk me through the process of doing a drive replacement

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Dell :: XP 64 Bit Install Guide For Precision M6400 ?

Mar 7, 2009

Anyone have a XP 64 bit install guide for precision M6400 ?

What dell utilities should I install ?

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