PCdecrapifier - any good?

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  1. Feandur

    Feandur Registered Member

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    Folks:
    A windows magazine mentioned this app' for removing bloat ware from a new laptop...

    http://pcdecrapifier.com/

    It removes about 50 pre-loaded apps' as listed here...

    http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/removes

    Does anyone :thumb: or :thumbd: on this one from their experience?

    cheers,
    feandur.

    [reason for asking: thinking of buying new HP 14" laptop. ]
     
  2. noone_particular

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    I haven't used it on Vista or Win 7, but have on several XP units with very nice results. The last version I used was 2.2.5.

    Working from memory here, might be thinking of something else. It's been a while. I seem to remember that there's also options to remove more than is listed, like some Microsoft apps and components. On these it's possible to go too far and remove things you'll need.
     
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    be careful i have had very mixed results with this to the point of i dont use it anymore. sometimes it worked pretty good but others it caused a almost non boot type situation
     
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    I've used this a few times and it's been ok for me (maybe lucky if zfactor's experience is common).However I now use SlimComputer which performs the same task (and more),automatically creates back-ups and has been flawless thus far:

    http://slimcomputer.com/
     
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  5. AlexC

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    Is quite annoying to buy a new computer bloated with unwanted software:thumbd:

    If you don't want to risk an automated solution, you can always check the installed programs in add/remove programs in the control panel, google them and then decide yourself wich ones you want to uninstall.

    Or even better (if you are confortable to do it), install a "clean" Win7 and go to the HP site to get only the needed drivers for your computer.
     
  6. tgell

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    I am familiar with PCdecrapifier but I did not know of SlimComputer and it looks very good. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  7. MrBrian

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    Also see SlimCleaner from the same company.
     
  8. Feandur

    Feandur Registered Member

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    Guys:
    Thanks for posting..

    Good list of start up items to consider...
    http://www.slimwareutilities.com/most_rated_startups.php

    As some have found problems with PCdecrapifier perhaps the best way forward is the manual removal after all.

    I way probably just being lazy

    cheers,
    feandur
     
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