How to Remove HP Programs

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How to Remove HP Programs

In addition to standard programs such as Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, many Hewlett-Packard computers are preloaded with software from HP and other third-party manufacturers. For many users, these additional software programs are unnecessary and take up space on the computer's hard drive. Some programs that are automatically configured to load at startup will also slow down the performance of the machine. To assist users with removal of unwanted software, HP provides instructions for uninstalling programs at its support website.


  1. Windows XP

    • 1

      Click "Start" and select "Settings" and "Control Panel." Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" in the Control Panel window.

    • 2

      Click on the unwanted HP program in the Add or Remove Programs window.

    • 3

      Click the "Change/Remove" button next to the program and confirm the selection when prompted.

    • 4

      Repeat the process to remove additional HP programs. Restart the computer after the programs are removed to allow the changes to take affect.

    Windows Vista/7

    • 5

      Click "Start" and select "Control Panel" and "Uninstall a Program."

    • 6

      Select the HP program to remove in the Uninstall or Change a Program window that opens.

    • 7

      Click "Uninstall" or "Uninstall/Change" program in the menu bar above the program list. Confirm the selection when prompted.

    • 8

      Repeat the process to remove additional programs. Restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • HP programs removed can be reinstalled using the HP Recovery Manager or system restore disks included with the computer.

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