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Hello all, just had a question

I was wondering how (if it is even possible) to remove the HP logos from my HP notebook. I have a hp notebook (Pavilion dv6, Intel i7, 8GB memory) running on windows 7.

I have already removed most of the bloatware that came with the device, including HP total care support, and related software. However, I still have to wait and see the HP logo screen every time I start my PC and also when I click the start button, the HP logo it there.

Can you remove all traces of HP software from your PC (besides the HP light built into the outer case)?

Do you need to go into the Windows 7 registry to do this?

Any advice on this would be great. I do not hate HP btw, I just want windows 7 and no manufactures.

Thanks in advance for advice.

asked Nov 29 '11 at 20:24

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The logo when you turn it on can be the BIOS Splash screen, which mostly cannot be changed (at best is changing the BIOS, and possibly messing up the computer badly)

answered Nov 29 '11 at 20:38

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edited Nov 29 '11 at 20:39

I believe your problem is with the BIOS logo. Look around at the settings and try to find a way to disable the logo. Make sure you don't change anything that you don't know what it does. As Kevin said, you could screw up your computer pretty badly.

(Dec 06 '11 at 01:16) KylePolansky KylePolansky's gravatar image

As stated any logo's or anything else that appears before Windows boots is likely the BIOS which is the controlling software built into the motherboard, so is not something you can readily do anything about.

However with the Start Menu it depends exactly what you mean, as in is it the icon which represents the current user or something else. The user image can be changed by simply clicking on it. I know that the OEM information, such as that found on the System Properties can be changed through the registry.

answered Nov 29 '11 at 21:00

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Thanks for the advice. The Logo in the start menu was the default picture and I was able to change that. However, the HP logo that appears during the start-up BIOS boot screen (typically for 2-4 seconds) remains unchanged.

(Nov 29 '11 at 22:26) CollegeUser CollegeUser's gravatar image

Well the easiest solution would be to reinstall windows. I've never really used OEM computers but I must say it's strange that you have to watch an HP logo when you bootup.. that is weird.

answered Nov 29 '11 at 20:29

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Well in the BIOS itself and I have seen this that you can actually change that off and leave when the computer goes through the POST test that you get to see what it is checking out before booting in. But you have to go into the bios itself in order to do that. And will vary where they have this enabled in the bios itself. I've done it to my Lenovo over here when it starts up where it does not show the IBM or the lenovo insignia on the main screen.

answered Nov 29 '11 at 20:57

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You can remove the Windows logo and the HP logo quite easily.

Type MSCONFIG into the search box
Go to the BOOT tab
Check the box next to NO GUI BOOT
Click OK
Restart your computer and you should see no logo

Good Luck,


answered Dec 05 '11 at 04:38

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@TheGeekPanel I tried that but still the annoying logo is there everytime my laptop starts... Any other ideas? -- @Compucore I also went into bios setup but i couldnt find there anything like an option for a splash screen or smth... could you please describe how you did it? --

Thanks anyway -katerina-

answered Jun 09 '12 at 03:28

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