How to turn off Alienrespawn

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  1. lookitsakyauk

    lookitsakyauk Notebook Consultant

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    Just wanting to turn off a couple a services I wouldn't need how do I disable alienrespawn
     
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    I just went to the control panel and uninstalled it. I got tired of having toaster.exe make it so I couldn't switch graphics
     
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    Is AlienRespawn important?
     
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    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    It is a recovery tool that helps you re-install your OS and default applications. It is completely possible to do all of that manually, without the need for AlienRespawn.

    People may prefer manual re-install because it gives them more control over what gets reinstalled, and it allows them to free up the system resources and hard drive space used by AlienRespawn.

    So, it's a nice-to-have if you ever need it, but it isn't essential for people that can accomplish what they need to do without it. A good rule of thumb for any pre-installed hardware or software: If you don't know whether you need it or not, the best thing to do is to leave it alone until you do know.
     
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    It's useful if you like backing up your system. I myself prefer Acronis True Image than the premium version of Alienrespawn.
     
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    The free edition only allows me to back up to factory state. Whats the point of that? Can't I just use the recovery disc that was included?
     
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    well the recovery disc is actually just windows 7, nothing more
     
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    Just a quick question - I don't seem to have Alienrespawn on my m11x r2. I have something called Dell Datasafe. Is this the samething? I checked Windows control panel uninstall and Alienrespawn is not listed nor is it in the program menu. How do you tell if you have Alienrespawn? Thanks.
     
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    The Dell Recovery Partition would be the equivalent of AlienRespawn. It isn't something that would be listed under Add/Remove Programs - it is just there until you manually take steps to remove it.
     
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