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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    Thanks, I did that and all is good now. I can't believe McAfee's removal instructions would have misleading info like that...to activate and buy a subscription before you can safely remove the tool so as not to mess it up.
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    Trying to remove McAfee now. Instructions says to uninstall them from Control Panel, then download the MCPR to clean out the rest. However, on McAfee's own instruction page it says "IMPORTANT: If your McAfee products were pre-installed by your computer manufacturer, ensure that you activate...
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    I would also like some advice for antivirus, malware and trojan killers for Win8.1. It seems on this laptop I have the following software installed by the manufacturer: McAfee Central McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security Windows Defender Avast Secureline Most of those were installed but after...
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    First thing I noticed is that the laptop is pre-installed with Microsoft Office 365 which I don't have a license for. But I have a license for Microsoft Office Professional 2010 so I installed that and it's been working. Should I uninstall the Office 365 which is really annoying if I ran it by...
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    Thanks. I made a mistake and didn't make my initial system recovery disks out of the box. Is it too late to do it now that I have installed stuff on it or can it be made from the recovery drive? As far as what's been installed, I was looking at Windows 8.1 Start screen there was a down...
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    First of all, when I first unwrapped the laptop I did a bunch of new installs (I probably shouldn't have)...so now it may be too late to do a clean install, but I am also concerned about a clean install of Win8.1 I may not be able to find all the HP add on drivers that's on this laptop. I mean...
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    Thanks guys for the help. I was out on a trip for a few days and just now getting back to it. Let me answer some of the questions posted here then I have a few more of my own. This is a great forum!
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    How to tell what software is on my new Windows 8.1 laptop?

    I just got a new HP laptop that comes with Windows 8.1. On my old Windows XP laptop it came with the Windows XP CD, as well as the HP drivers for that particular laptop. Now there is no CD and I am having a hard time trying to figure out all this stuff that has been installed on it - seems a...
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