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Windows 7: Best most efficeint way of removing bloatware?

24 Aug 2012   #11
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

for efficiency to clean a new OEM machine is a simple OS reinstall.


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24 Aug 2012   #12
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Don't forgot to create a backup before and after. I recommend imaging with Macrium.
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25 Aug 2012   #13
Robwan

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

So i got the iso and did the fresh install and it worked a treat

Now i'm stuck with now drivers haha, i'm assuming i just get them all from here right? Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5755G

its a 5755g

Also i backed everything up before doing the install and searched for drivers on the backed up image, but i couldn't find anything specific e.g. network adapter driver, which i need right now.

Thanks
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25 Aug 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The Windows disk typically has all the drivers you need.

If you do not have an Internet connection, I would go to Acer and get their Ethernet/network driver for your PC---unless you happen to have it on a DVD or CD that Acer may have supplied with the PC. I assume it would be the one labeled "LAN driver" at your link.

But I would NOT get other drivers from Acer as long as your PC is functioning well as it is. If the current drivers work, why update?
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25 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Did you read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

It is quite specfiic about how to handle drivers in Win7. This is not XP.
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28 Aug 2012   #16
Robwan

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks again guys, yea i got all the drivers working from acer site, only installed the ones i need, then got the nvidia driver from nvidia site so its all good
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28 Aug 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

If you have any probs with the Nvidia driver watch for one in optional Windows Updates or use the one from Acer's site as OEM's sometimes customize them for notebooks.
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