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HP Boot Optimizer

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by klassic, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. klassic

    klassic Regular member

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    What is this program? What does it do? I am assuming it is HP crap but I haven't been able to even find out what it does.
     
  2. kateman

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    no idea. if you cant find something out about on the hp website then its most likely spyware
     
  3. klassic

    klassic Regular member

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    Its not spyware. It comes on all brand new HP & Compaq computers. The only mention of it is in an article about using msconfig to turn off programs at start up.

    I guess after rereading the stuff I figured it out. First it "may" hide so programs from showing in Add/Remove Programs. And it "may" hide some programs from showing in System Configuration Utility. And finally I found this...

    "The HP Boot Optimizer intelligently and dynamically launches software during startup, based on available resources, to improve startup performance."

    I think I will get rid of it.
     
  4. kateman

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    well maybe you should, but it depends on what you normaly do.

    Add/Remove Programs tends to hide stuff anyway so there isnt much diference. i just use ccleaner cus it shows everything.

    and iam sure there is a run command for system config its just i cant remember it :p

    realy it makes stuff faster from that so i would leave it alone.
     
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    Anyone know why this program might be stopping me from installing a game, and how I would stop it from doing so? I've never had a problem with it before, or even knew it existed, and Microsoft won't tell me anything about it, either.
     
  6. kateman

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    use msconfig and turn it off
     
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    interesting stuff there bkf (Y)
     

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