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Windows 7: Windows 7: How Slow Can You Go?

01 Nov 2009   #1
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Windows 7: How Slow Can You Go?

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Windows 7: How Slow Can You Go?

According to a PC Pro report, third-party crudware made the slowest PCs take more than twice as long to boot up as the fastest ones.

Harry McCracken, Technologizer
Oct 31, 2009 10:00 am




Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that Microsoft is now stripping crudware off Windows 7 PCs and selling them with its own lower-impact software suite. Here’s evidence of why that makes sense: British computer magazine PC Pro has published “The Crapware Con,” an ambitious report on the third-party software that PC manufacturers pile on top of Windows.
Thanks to such apps, the slowest PCs took more than twice as long to boot up as the fastest ones, and PC Pro is skeptical of the quality of much of the software that PC makers add. (Me too: I’ve lost track of how many Windows machines I’ve used with proprietary Wi-Fi utilities that don’t seem to do anything except make it harder to connect to a network.)
More at: Windows 7: How Slow Can You Go? - PC World

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Think that was all of it? had to do some tracking down to the original article seen on this.

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The Crapware Con

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 at 14:38

Mike Jennings reveals how PC makers hobble your laptop with preinstalled software

You wouldn’t buy a new car that took five minutes to get out of first gear or a new hard disk that was already half-full of files – but plenty of people are unwittingly buying a laptop that’s been hobbled before it’s even left the factory.
That’s because crapware – the common term for “free” software that’s piled on to new PCs – can have a catastrophic effect on boot times, performance and hard disk space.




To find out which PC companies are the worst offenders, we put nine machines from the major manufacturers through a battery of tests designed to highlight where they’re being run ragged by unwanted software.
More seen at: The Crapware Con | Analysis | Features | PC Pro


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01 Nov 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Fantastic reading material, lucky im running retail, no crapware for me
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01 Nov 2009   #3
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Same here! For many this wouldn't even pose any problem since they build their own cases rather then buying anything premade.

But for those who lack experience or don't have the time for a custom desktop or simply buy a new laptop with a preinstalled OS they on the other hand get stuck with the Dell, HP, Gateway, Sony, whatever "prewares" or what we know as "Crapwares"!
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01 Nov 2009   #4
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Same reasons i build my own machines. I know EXACTLY what is on it. I hate trying to fix someone else's machine and cant figure out what something is.
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01 Nov 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If I rememeber correctly - Ed Boot did an article on his blog about the effort to remove the junk from oem pc,s.

I am surprised PCDecrapfier and RevoUninstaller don't get mentioned there. Handy for uninstalling unaskedforware.
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01 Nov 2009   #6
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

When Vista was still on here even on a vhd I found that loaded right up faster then the laptop a friend bought for his better half with the preinstall there on a Toshiba model. It was evident that there were some "other" startups present since hardly anything was ever installed to it!

The one thing not seen in either of those however is the fact that "bloatware" as it was previously labeled was seen for years on older ME, 2000, XP machines as well as on Vista and now 7 models! Various companies have always stuffed their own brand of "extras" you don't want on premade systems.
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01 Nov 2009   #7
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

About 3 months ago I was in the market for a new laptop. After the usual rounds through the internet i started shopping localy. I found a Toshiba A305-S6905 at best buy with everything I wanted in a laptop with a great proce to boot. I already knew as soon as I got it out of the box the first boot would be to my Vista disk and a full format and install were a given. It was pre installed Vista HP x86. I re did it with Vista Ultimate x64.

The really funny part of the whole thing was as I was trying to purchase it the Bestbuy sales man was trying to upsell me on the same exact machine optimised by (get this) THE GEEKSQUAD!!??!!

I fought so hard to "not" flat out laugh in his face!

And they wanted an extra $40 for this "service".

Crapware installed by craptechs. Yeah thats what I want.

Damn good thing they had a factory sealed unit on hand otherwise I would have walked straight out.
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01 Nov 2009   #8
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

HP: HavePhun removing the crapware

I am going to rid my notebook of the remaining "helpful" HP "tools" that came preloaded on it.

Nice find.
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01 Nov 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
When Vista was still on here even on a vhd I found that loaded right up faster then the laptop a friend bought for his better half with the preinstall there on a Toshiba model. It was evident that there were some "other" startups present since hardly anything was ever installed to it!

The one thing not seen in either of those however is the fact that "bloatware" as it was previously labeled was seen for years on older ME, 2000, XP machines as well as on Vista and now 7 models! Various companies have always stuffed their own brand of "extras" you don't want on premade systems.
As sad as it is to say it...without that crapware, most laptops would be much more expensive than what they are...

It is a vicious cycle with un-knowledgeable members being left out in the cold.
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01 Nov 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

The biggest crapware supplier is Dell. Buy a Dell PC with Windows 7 and you will get atleast 15 crap items which makes the performance go haywire.
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