How to get rid of Samsung Easy Settings?

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  1. alavena

    alavena Notebook Guru

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    Hello. I have a Samsung laptop with Windows 7. Recently I created limited accounts for my kids and every time they log in the UAC asks for Administrator password three times: for the SWUpdate , the boot speedup or something and Easy Settings. Oh! and the Movie Color Enhancer crashes as well.

    So I disabled the Samsung bloatware in Task Scheduler before uninstalling it, but now the only Fn buttons that work are the volume ones. I can't adjust the brightness or turn off the WiFi.

    Is there a way to get rid of this bloatware without losing the Fn buttons?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dannemand

    Dannemand Decidedly Moderate Super Moderator

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    Hey alavena,

    Study the following two threads (links copied from our Samsung Forum Sticky list):

    Settings/Easy Settings - what you need to know
    How to reduce latency problems (extreme trimming)

    I seem to recall that Easy Settings could work (or be made to work) without Admin privileges. But it's so long ago I used Win7, I may remember wrong. And just to make sure: This IS for Win7, right? Because if you are on Win8.x or Win10, you want to use Samsung Settings instead of Easy Settings.

    If you are willing to go back to Easy Settings V1.x, you can skinny load it just to get Fn-keys and other basics. That's what's covered in the latency thread above.

    Also, that boot speedup thing is terrible. Definitely something to disable. That too is covered in one or both of the above linked threads.

    In any case can you uninstall Samsung Update (formerly SW Update). It is not needed except when you want to download/install Samsung software.
     
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  3. alavena

    alavena Notebook Guru

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    Thank you. I hadn't seen this response back when I posted it. In the end my children aren't using that computer anymore, so I didn't need to mess with that. But I'll look into the suggestions, because all that bloatware is a PITA.
     
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