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HP Customer Participation Program - Do I Need This Program?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cycler, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. cycler

    cycler Thread Starter

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    I was looking at my add/remove programs and I see that I've got something called HP Customer Participation Program (138 MB) as well as the individual programs for the printer. Does anyone know what it is? Do I need to keep it? When I clicked remove it showed a warning not to if I intend to keep using the printer. But the software for the printer is installed separately so I'm not sure how it will affect anything.
     
  2. webghod

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    Hi

    Sounds to me like a feedback program for HP. I would guess that you could remove it safely. I assume you have the software for the printer on disk, so the worst that could happen is that you have to reinstall something.

    Hope that helps

    - Webghod
     
  3. cycler

    cycler Thread Starter

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    Thanks! Yes, I've got the disc so if it was important I'd be able to re-install it. It's interesting (annoying) what they add on that you don't know about.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    They add a whole bunch of stuff like that. :)
     
  5. cycler

    cycler Thread Starter

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    Will something like that show in a spyware scan?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Nope, it's not considered spyware.
     
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