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

27 May 2012   #1
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Microsoft to remove crapware from OEM machines for $99

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..


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27 May 2012   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Cheeky buggers
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27 May 2012   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

All the more reason to spread the word about PC Decrapifier. It may not remove as much crap as a technician human but it will remove a lot.

The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier
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27 May 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

but people say they would pay more for a clean machine.
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27 May 2012   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi everone
This sort of stuff reminds me of an old Irish expression

"The price of Education is expensive but the price of Ignorance is Astronomical" !.

People can easily remove most crapware manually --it's not that difficult -- but if MS or any other company want to supply a service they feel people will use then so be it --it's a Free Market.

IMO the 99 USD would be better spent in switching the OEM Windows to a full retail version (which doesn't have crapware on it and can be switched to a new machine if required).

Cheers
jimbo
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28 May 2012   #6
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For about 50 mouse clicks, I can reinstall Windows to be free and clear of crapware....
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28 May 2012   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The average Joe doesn't know any of this. Something happens they call the Geek Squad. My Mom called me asking who should she call about her IE crashing. I told her "that would be me"

A Guy
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29 May 2012   #8
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 
Spread the word...

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!
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29 May 2012   #9
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
The average Joe doesn't know any of this. Something happens they call the Geek Squad. My Mom called me asking who should she call about her IE crashing. I told her "that would be me"

A Guy
My cousin's husband is a pretty sharp guy who has excellent negotiating skills--the car dealerships in the area have his picture on their dartboards -- but when he told me he pays some remote "service" $700.00 a year to "maintain & tune" his family's computers (4 laptops & 3 desktops) I was like... DUUUUDE, SNAP OUT OF IT! I'll do it for you and it'll only cost you a few steaks on the barby & a coupla' cases of Corona lol.
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29 May 2012   #10
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Whilst I can see this service being useful for some, I'd sooner spend a bit of
time doing it myself, and saving the $99.00 for something I want/need.

This machine's Win 7 HP 64-bit OEM setup took up over 60GB BEFORE I'd installed
anything at all.

It now weighs-in at approximately 58GB with ALL my programs AND a 22GB 'Games' folder.

Big difference, also it's faster and more reliable.
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