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feersumendjinn
29-05-2012, 11:59 PM
http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/news/no-more-crapware-says-hp
Good news for those people that buy HPs :)

Speedy Gonzales
30-05-2012, 12:09 AM
Theres another post in here about it

Iantech
30-05-2012, 01:10 AM
Interesting, I wonder what AV they are going to bundle instead of the 60 day Nortons trial they normally include.

1101
30-05-2012, 09:29 AM
Its BS, dont believe it
This is from a company that recently said it was getting out of the PC business

heres the quote
HP’s Jim Mouton stated that they’re no longer in the business of “crapware” stating that the new models will come with “value added software, not malware or crapware.”

what they hey is value added??
Alot of the Crapwareware on laptops is actually HP,Toshibas,lenovos own software, more of that crap than anything else.

KarameaDave
30-05-2012, 10:14 AM
Oh no, no siree bob, no crapware here sir, just a load of stuff you didn't want
and wish wasn't slowing your computer down. :p

Nick G
30-05-2012, 02:05 PM
If only...

Iantech
01-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Just setting up a new Probook for a client now, lets have a look at whats in the programs and features list.

Arcsoft TotalMedia
Arcsoft Webcam Sharing Manager
Bing Bar
Device Access Manager for HP ProtectTools
Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools
Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools
File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools
HP 3D DriveGuard
HP Connection Manager
HP Day Starter
HP Documentation
HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7
HP Games
HP HD Webcam (Fixed)
HP Hotkey Support
HP Power Assistant
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
HP Quickweb
HP Setup
HP SoftPaq Download Manager
HP Software Framework
HP Software Setup
HP Support Assistant
HP System Default Settings
HP Wallpaper
Norton Internet Security
Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools
VIP Access SDK (Symantec Inc)
Winzip 14.5

Clearly it doesnt see its own programmes as crapware like I do. Most of it I have removed or disabled from starting :)

linw
02-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Amazing list. Real bind. Never figured why they would want to make their machines look like dogs.

Severely hacking the startups is always a good start.

QW.
02-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Does apple have as much crapware on their computers when purchased?

fred_fish
02-06-2012, 04:12 PM
Does apple have as much crapware on their computers when purchased?
Yes, but they call it an OS ... :lol:

Nick G
02-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Yes, but they call it an OS ... :lol:

LOL, too true