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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 LTSC
       #11

    On every off-the-shelf retail computer I have ever purchased, I have done the following:
    1. Make a backup image of the HDD/SSD using Macrium Reflect, storing it on my NAS.
    2. Make a bootable USB flash drive of the latest Windows 10 available directly from Microsoft.
    3. Use DISM /export-driver command to save drivers to the USB flash drive created in step 2.
    4. Re-install Windows by booting from the flash drive created in Step 2, wiping the HDD/SSD in the process.
    5. Re-install any special drivers needed from those saved to the USB flash drive in step 3.

    On the one HP laptop with a fingerprint reader I used to have, I did re-install the HP software for saving passwords which I downloaded from HP's support website so I could swipe my finger to enter website passwords.
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  2. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,462
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #12

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    On every off-the-shelf retail computer I have ever purchased, I have done the following:
    1. Make a backup image of the HDD/SSD using Macrium Reflect, storing it on my NAS.
    2. Make a bootable USB flash drive of the latest Windows 10 available directly from Microsoft.
    3. Use DISM /export-driver command to save drivers to the USB flash drive created in step 2.
    4. Re-install Windows by booting from the flash drive created in Step 2, wiping the HDD/SSD in the process.
    5. Re-install any special drivers needed from those saved to the USB flash drive in step 3.

    On the one HP laptop with a fingerprint reader I used to have, I did re-install the HP software for saving passwords which I downloaded from HP's support website so I could swipe my finger to enter website passwords.
    Being a loyal hp/Compaq customer since 2006, I have bought since then 9 laptops from them, for my family.
    I do the exact same thing with the proposed by @NavyLCDR process!
    Create a full image of the hp installation, just for peace of mind and clean install Windows and reinstall the drivers as proposed, although nowadays that's not necessary either, as Microsoft provides all necessary drivers upon installation.
    You might make an exception for the Intel RST and sound drivers. The first one after testing the best performing one for your system and the second, the best sounding one according to your tastes.
    Update the BIOS to the most recent one, proposed by hp and don't bother with its bloatware.
    As for HPSA, it won't do anything more than give you the same list you'll get with a simple visit to the hp support page for your PC.
    Save yourself the time and effort trying to decide what is worth keeping or not, from all the hp installed bloatware!
    Last edited by ddelo; 3 Weeks Ago at 03:49.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 4,106
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    I decided to disable the HP services below in Autoruns. HP Hotkey UWP & HP System Info HAS are needed for the brightness buttons so I left these enabled.
    HP App Helper HAS
    HP LAN/WLAN/WWAN Switching UWP
    HP Network HSA
    HP Touchpoint Analytics
    Last edited by Steve C; 3 Weeks Ago at 02:08.
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  4. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 4,492
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903
       #14

    Just make sure your touch pad drivers are up to date, and I would say your ready to go
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