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As you may have experienced, laptops come with a ton of bloatware. My question is, should I remove most of them?

I have an HP laptop and there are a lot of processes that are related to HP software and I wish to get rid of such useless programs.

Is it a good idea to remove HP related software? Will it void my warranty or kill my family and eat puppies in celebration?

Thanks
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You can uninstall any software you like.
Software dont void your warranty.
    
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Using specific software can void your warranty.

Uninstalling existing bloatware cannot.
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I always just wipe laptops with my Windows disc, and use the key on the bottom of the laptop to reinstall a fresh Windows to it. Then drivers....and done. I hate the bloatware that laptops always come with.
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Certain things might need to stay. Don't be surprised if after uninstalling stuff, your media keys don't work anymore.
If that happens, just restore from a system restore point.
Oh, and defenitely make sure you burn the restore disk that is on a separate partition on the hard drive, since you'll need it if you screw up.

Edit: If you are willing to spend a few hours re-installing a bunch of stuff, do what pioneer does.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 10/30/11 at 3:10am
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Did you make this thread just so you could post that?
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Kill it...kill it with FIRE!!!
    
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Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
Did you make this thread just so you could post that?
That would be strange....but no I made it when everyone recommended uninstalling the bloatware.

I always thought the softbloatware was important for the laptop but I guess not....
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I always do a fresh format on any OEM PC I buy.
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