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Windows 7: Best most efficeint way of removing bloatware?


21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Best most efficeint way of removing bloatware?

Hi, sorry if this has already been asked before, but I just got a new laptop on a good deal brand new, however it obviously comes with all the dreaded bloatware.

I plan to wipe it all off with revounistaller followed by cclean, but i'm wondering if you guys have an easier, faster more efficient method? Is it possible to somehow install the OEM which came with it over the top again, making it a fresh install without all the crap.

Thanks guys, any help is appreciated

It's Windows 7 x64


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21 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Most efficient: wipe the drive and do a clean install.

Download the ISO from mydigitallife.info, burn it to a disk, install, activate with your existing OEM product key.

Otherwise, there is an app out there called "Decrapifier" or something like that, which is supposed to do a pretty good job.
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21 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Most efficient: wipe the drive and do a clean install.

Download the ISO from mydigitallife.info, burn it to a disk, install, activate with your existing OEM product key.

Otherwise, there is an app out there called "Decrapifier" or something like that, which is supposed to do a pretty good job.
Excellent thank you! Are you sure the OEM product key will work with that iso? I always thought the OEM was different :-/
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21 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Robwan, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.




Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key




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21 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Robwan, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key




Thanks, this is really helpful!
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21 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad I could help mate.
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21 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robwan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Most efficient: wipe the drive and do a clean install.

Download the ISO from mydigitallife.info, burn it to a disk, install, activate with your existing OEM product key.

Otherwise, there is an app out there called "Decrapifier" or something like that, which is supposed to do a pretty good job.
Excellent thank you! Are you sure the OEM product key will work with that iso? I always thought the OEM was different :-/
Yes, the ISO from that site will work.

Be sure to get the EXACT same version for which your 25 character Product Key is valid. It should be on a sticker on your PC or in the battery compartment if you have a laptop.


OEM is different, in this way:

OEM license is restricted to the original motherboard. If you change motherboards, the OEM license is not valid. On occasion, Microsoft will have some mercy and let you get away with a new motherboard if your existing motherboard dies. But you would have to call them, tell your story, and hope the guy you happen to get on the phone is having a good day.

Non-OEM license is not restricted to the original motherboard. You can change motherboards at will, BUT you can use the license on ONLY ONE PC at any given time. Most techy types upgrade parts from time to time and prefer non-OEM licenses for that reason.
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21 Aug 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

This tutorial contains a useful checklist for doing an OEM clean install, that you might find useful too:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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22 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

You can Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

When ready you can get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which reflect the Best Practices based on countless thousands of them we've helped with here.
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23 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys! much appreciated
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