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What do these programs do?

Discussion in 'HP Pavilion Notebooks' started by Uranium238, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Uranium238

    Uranium238 Newbie

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    I'm trying to figure out which of these programs I should uninstall. Is there a list or something that explains what they actually do and if i need them?

    -HP Connection Manager
    -HP On Screen Display
    -HP Quick Launch
    -HP Software Framework
    -Intel Display Audio Driver
    -Intel Management Engine Components
    -Intel Rapid Storage Technology
    -Validity WBF DDK
     
  2. con247

    con247 Notebook Consultant

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    HP connection manager:easier wifi/bt toggles
    HP on screen/the volume/brightness pop-up
    HP quicllaunch:not sure
    HP software framework:it is a common dependency for things like coolsense
    The rest you want to keep
     
  3. scy1192

    scy1192 Notebook Consultant

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    I believe Intel Display Audio Driver allows audio to pass through HDMI
     
  4. R3d

    R3d Notebook Virtuoso

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    Validity WBF DDK is the fingerprint reader, I think.

    Quicklaunch might also be related to the fingerprint reader. (where you swipe a finger and it launches a program based on which finger you swiped)
     
  5. richo64

    richo64 Notebook Guru

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    Quicklaunch enables the top row of keys on the keypad such as the volume control.
     
  6. Izagaia

    Izagaia Notebook Evangelist

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    Quicklaunch also enables you to launch your web browser via the dedicated button on the dv6 in the upper left corner, next to the power button. If you did the minimal system install, for your system, you can be pretty self-assured that there is no "crapware" or other worthless HP app on your machine. But it all depends upon your point of view.
     

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