Windows 10: How to remove Star Wars content from HP laptop (model 15-an050ca)

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  1.    17 Feb 2016 #11

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I have to ask the obvious question.

    Why not buy a different computer that does not have Star Wars on it?
    I'm thinking the same thing. Being Star Wars themed, wouldn't that jack the price up?
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  2. Posts : 1,751
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       18 Feb 2016 #12

    The trouble with finding laptop drivers has never been in first year or the year or two after purchase - only after that, when the OEM no longer supports that model.

    Then the problem often becomes BIOS upgrades, because the OEM BIOS variant is often very limited compared to that offered by general motherboard manufacturers, then there's chipset drivers, GPU and integrated APU drivers as well, all of which may not be supported by any other entity than the laptop OEM themselves.

    That's why some top-end, but aging Sony Vaio and Dell XPS models whose specifications technically far exceed the minimum specifications laid down by Microsoft for Windows 10, actually cannot upgrade to it.

    It's cynical really, but if the buyer could afford top prices for kit 4 years ago, why can't they get a new top-end model now?
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #13

    Thanks for all the replies and discussions.

    Well - I bought the laptop last night and the SW contents isn't so bad after all. I thought I would be flooded with advertising and promos, etc. It's a whole bunch of vintage photos from the original movie and then plus some...

    I bought it for the laptop display resolution of 1920x1080 15" display and the fact that it's on sale for $775. Cdn.

    I hope I got a good deal...

    Thanks.

    mjlw
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  4.    18 Feb 2016 #14

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Then the problem often becomes BIOS upgrades, because the OEM BIOS variant is often very limited compared to that offered by general motherboard manufacturers, then there's chipset drivers, GPU and integrated APU drivers as well, all of which may not be supported by any other entity than the laptop OEM themselves.
    That's why my laptops, work and personal, and always Intel throughout. Never any worries about support or finding drivers.
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  5.    18 Feb 2016 #15

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Maybe a Clean Install of Windows 10 Home would be better and quicker?

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    I believe that HP will not allow you to download Windows 10 drivers unless your computer came with Windows 10.
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  6.    18 Feb 2016 #16

    socklosk said: View Post
    I believe that HP will not allow you to download Windows 10 drivers unless your computer came with Windows 10.
    They update their driver offerings to be current, as long as the laptop is "supported". After that, they won't update, but then you get the drivers from the component manufacturers. Easy to do, no big deal.
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       18 Feb 2016 #17

    Winuser said: View Post
    I'm thinking the same thing. Being Star Wars themed, wouldn't that jack the price up?
    Exactly. That is why it is $900, instead of around $500.
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       18 Feb 2016 #18

    socklosk said: View Post
    I believe that HP will not allow you to download Windows 10 drivers unless your computer came with Windows 10.
    HP cannot stop a person from downloading drivers from their website if you install 10 and it came with 7 or 8.

    Windows 10 has been very good at installing the correct drivers with no issue. 7 on the other hand, you have to have the drivers to install.
    Last edited by bro67; 18 Feb 2016 at 23:01.
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  9. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       18 Feb 2016 #19

    Fafhrd, 10 has had zero issues in loading the proper drivers, unless it is something that was discontinued and the drivers for that chipset was pulled.

    The Netbooks were really bad with 8, because the Intel Raid driver throws up BSOD's like no tomorrow.

    The OP will have no issues making a ISO copy of 10 from Microsoft.com and installing if they do not want any of the theme stuff. Personally I would keep it, because there are a lot of concept drawings in them from when Lucas created the first three.
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