Quote: Originally Posted by dantrue25
I just purchased an Acer TimelineU M5-481TG 6814.
I noticed a lot of bloatware, and started uninstalling what I could tell was useless. There is still 40 or so gigabytes taken up. This seems much larger than just the operating system and a few programs.
I already burned recovery DVDs using Acer eRecovery.
Should I clean install Windows 7? The laptop comes with a 20gb SSD and a 500gb 5400 HDD, and I feel it could run best with the operating system on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. Would it be a hastle to get the laptop to full functionality?
What should I do?
What's on the SSD now? Why did you order a machine with such a small SSD?
You are kind of hamstrung----the 20 GB SSD is too small to be used as an OS drive for long. You might get the install done, but would soon begin crowding the capacity.
But yes, I'd do a clean install if you don't like the status quo--although you may not find it any faster afterwards because you can't use the SSD.
If at all possible, I'd exchange it for a laptop with an SSD of at least 40 GB.
Or even one without an SSD. It just isn't very useful at that ultra-small size.