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Windows 7: Microsoft to remove crapware from OEM machines for $99

29 May 2012   #11
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Getting a Perfect Reinstall of Factory OEM

I followed gregrocker's excellent tut 10 days ago. It took me about 3 1/2 hours to re-install the OS, drivers, apps, backed up "stuff" etc---the lappy has never run better.

Cost? $0.00....priceless!
Not to mention the satisfaction of successfully accomplishing something new and understanding your computer a lot better. As gregrocker says in his tut, make your recovery disks and/or system image (preferably just before doing the clean reinstall.). If the clean reinstall doesn't go exactly as planned the computer can be restored to either factory specs (recovery disks) or just like it was before starting the clean reinstall (system image.)


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29 May 2012   #12
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't bother with trying to remove the bloatware. Even after removing the bloatware, there are still a bunch of the OEM's logos and usually, the Windows installation is screwed up in some weired way. I just pull out my Windows disc and reformat my pcs. There was one pc in my house that came with Windows Vista and it got the free upgrade to Windows 7 and that thing was so slow after upgrading. (It was an HP upgrade to Windows 7) It kept all of the logos and other junk from HP that was in Vista. That pc ended up freezing up at logoff so we reformatted it and it has never run better than it does now
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29 May 2012   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

So Microsoft are going to charge nearly 100 dollars for removing stuff which should never have been put on in the first place?

Why don't they just stop these manufacturers from putting their crap on anyway? Only let them install drivers and essential programmes for the pc to function properly?
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29 May 2012   #14
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This process takes a few seconds with a simple tool mentioned earlier in this thread. $100 extra dollars to have the OS the way it should be, it's madness.
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29 May 2012   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
Why don't they just stop these manufacturers from putting their crap on anyway? Only let them install drivers and essential programmes for the pc to function properly?
It's the vendors like HP, Dell, Lenovo and the like which allow the bloatware to be installed.

The reason: They get kickbacks from the bloatware vendors, and thus can offer you a lower price on a PC.
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29 May 2012   #16
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
While I agree in theory...

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The reason: They get kickbacks from the bloatware vendors, and thus can offer you a lower price on a PC.
In practice? Color me skeptical. One thing I've learned in the school of hard knocks is that the producer of a good/service will ALWAYS look to and/or find a way to screw the consumer. Why? Because they can.
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29 May 2012   #17
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Microsoft to charge customers $99 to remove OEM 'crapware'

Microsoft to charge customers $99 to remove OEM 'crapware' | ZDNet

I have no comments - except I will neither support Microsoft nor the OEMs on this issue..
So for $99 I could get Metro removed from Windows 8?

Might almost be worth it.

Oh, Metro is not OEM. Darn it!!
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29 May 2012   #18
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post

So for $99 I could get Metro removed from Windows 8?

Might almost be worth it.

Oh, Metro is not OEM. Darn it!!


...not to mention Ex-PLODE-r
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30 May 2012   #19
Roadking01

Win 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post

So for $99 I could get Metro removed from Windows 8?

Might almost be worth it.

Oh, Metro is not OEM. Darn it!!


...not to mention Ex-PLODE-r
Nominate for post of the year
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15 Jun 2012   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think it can be simpler. By a P/C or Laptop without a operating system. Then by the operating system and install. Now you have a new computer and a clean operating system. I like many on this site build their own system and clean install the operating system. Many can't or don't want to build their system but will install Windows if that option is presented to them. A couple Tutorials from the Windows 7 Forum and your on your way to happy computing.
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