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Windows 7: One mans thoughts on Vista and Toshiba


21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
One mans thoughts on Vista and Toshiba

Hi all
Had to share this.
I took delievery of a nice sparkly Toshiba L300D laptop this morning, eager to play i fired it up. Now please bare in mind this was at 10 am.
11 am STILL installing vista. Thought wow this is taking longer then it used to. So, anyway finished installing and reboot. OMG!! Now it has been a while since i used vista and yes been a while since i bought a new laptop. But since when did manufacteurs stuff so much crap into an OS? Would i like a link to amazon? Ebay maybe. seriously i had like 19 icons on the desktop at first boot. And the laptop came crashing down to a halt. was using well over a gig on idle. Anyway, created restore disks, ( fool if i dont i think lol ). Inserted the usb drive with 7 on. Literally 20 mins later im done. I really hope that manufactors dont cram 7 with all the rubbish they do with vista. I know that it is a bloat OS but i had over 25 programs in my msconfig and thats before i installed anything!
So if anyone is here reading this *cough toshiba employee* please bare in mind that you will bring 7 to its knees by cramming it full of stuff.
P.S Laptop is running nice on 7 now. No crap everywhere lol

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21 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

"Crap" is a fact of life with PC's. It goes to help the manufacturer's keep the cost down also. If eBay pays a manufacturer to put their crap on the system - a portion of it will save you some money. The more "crap" the more money you save.

Although the restore disks will have the "crap" on it, they'll also have the drivers and settings that make using the PC relatively painless.

There's several ways to get rid of the "crap"...
- Install Windows fresh off a Microsoft DVD - then go find any missing drivers
- Use a tool (such as PCDecrapifier) to remove it all
- Manually remove each entry that you don't want. Do this for programs, startups, services, etc.
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21 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
"Crap" is a fact of life with PC's. It goes to help the manufacturer's keep the cost down also. If eBay pays a manufacturer to put their crap on the system - a portion of it will save you some money. The more "crap" the more money you save.

Although the restore disks will have the "crap" on it, they'll also have the drivers and settings that make using the PC relatively painless.

There's several ways to get rid of the "crap"...
- Install Windows fresh off a Microsoft DVD - then go find any missing drivers
- Use a tool (such as PCDecrapifier) to remove it all
- Manually remove each entry that you don't want. Do this for programs, startups, services, etc.
But to the likes of you and me doing the above would be relativly easy. Now give that laptop to someone who knows nothing of what your saying above? All that will happen is that they will get frustrated cos they cant do it, then bash the manufacturer and never buy there products again? Hows that saving money?


Or install windows 7?
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21 Jul 2009   #4

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse
 
 

The very first thing I do when I get a new system, is get an original Microsof DVD of Vista, or at home, boot using the WDS server, that holds images of Vista and some other operating systems (including Win 7 RC) and reinstall the OS with formatting the harddrive, as indeed the crap that some OEM's load up is beyond belief.
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21 Jul 2009   #5

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

or worse they bash not only the manufacturer but the OS itself and then switch to apple! *gasp* I said the A word!
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21 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

LOL guys.

The thing is, crapware is a PROBLEM.
Someone spends $1500 on a computer, only to have it run like a $500 one at startup because of it all!
While keeping the costs down does help, is it worth it?
That, is a personal choice.

I just worked on someones computer today, and he had a brand new, something. Ran ok, but I looked at its specs, and it was just not as fast as it should have been! Crapware strikes again.

There is a point where it is the manufacturers RESPONSIBILITY to provide the POWER and SPEED the customer PAID for. If adding in crapware REDUCES the speed, then the manufacturer needs to CHANGE IT.

~Lordbob
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22 Jul 2009   #7
bhuulo

 

I like to install my system myself and customize it... no crapare but PCDecrapifier is good thing...
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22 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

clean istalling is always better
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22 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Not only does the install of Vista take a long long time, but after that is completed. The updates needs to be installed. Both from Microsoft and Toshiba. And especially Microsofts takes a long long long time to install.

Also bare in mind, that if you have bought a system with Vista on, and you have tha ability to downgrade (Wich I call upgrade) to XP Pro. You need to use the cd provided with the whole package when you bought the computer.
This is because the product key that came with XP is a socalled royalty-key. The key will only work on a install-cd that toshiba has made.

PS Sorry bout my bad english.
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22 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I was actually looking at what this thing installed. As per the second post, yes i understand that companies pay to have there shiny icon on your desktop but as lordbob said, it should be a choice if you have it installed or not. And in my opinion, manufactuers have a right to ensure that you can choose to install this rubbish or not. I mean really if i want an amazon or ebay account, ill go get one myself. Perhaps i should ask toshiba to send me a cheque for the time i spent reinstalling 7 onto a computer i paid for.

But then when you look at it,
2 hours in total to install vista before it can get to a usable desktop.
1 hour to create restore disks, which i did.

15 minutes to wipe it and install 7.
Priceless
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