Sunday, October 20, 2013

Removing Dell Backup Tray Icon and Notice (Technical)

This is a note for anyone with a new Dell computer that wishes to remove the annoyance of the backup and other notifications.  Since I am a proponent of backup but not one that comes with the various computers since the next computer you own may not be from that maker and as a result you end up with files in a backup that you have no way of retrieving. Or very difficult. It is best to use a program like Paragon's Hard Drive Manager which has been around for some time and will most likely be for many years to come.

I found this little script file through Spiceworks that does the trick for removing the annoyance, and like the instructions state, you can REM the actual removal of the software in the case you still actually want to save it... (I actually recommend you do for as long as your computer is under the Dell warranty since you will most likely be dealing with them if you have issues during that time)

The basis of the script is here:

Source Code

Important Note: This script has not been checked by Spiceworks. Please understand the risks before using it.
@echo off 
echo ::: Removing Dell Backup Manager :::
taskkill /F /IM DbrmTrayicon.exe  /T
cd C:\dell
del DBRM.ini /Q
rd DBRM /S /Q
reg DELETE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v DBRMTray /f
WMIC product where name="Dell Backup and Recovery Manager" call uninstall /nointeractive

You can RE: line 8 if you want to keep it installed.