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Windows 7: New computer.... opted out of Geek Squad

29 Sep 2011   #1
ashkay79

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
New computer.... opted out of Geek Squad

I just bought a laptop and was told by the sales guy that I could pay the Geek Squad $99 to remove unwanted/needed pre-installed programs. I was told that there 7-10 in the registry to remove. The computer being brand new is sluggish, can anyone tell me how to remove without having to buy a program.


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29 Sep 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can start by using this free software...
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Then go into start, type in msconfig/click on Start up/ and uncheck programs you don't want to have in startup.
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29 Sep 2011   #3
ashkay79

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank you, I will do this tonight!
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29 Sep 2011   #4
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

$99 for using Add/Remove programs in the control panel!!? What a rip off!
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29 Sep 2011   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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29 Sep 2011   #6
Gromit1710

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

$99 bucks for that, eh?

sounds like I'm in the wrong line of work.
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30 Sep 2011   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

I've heard many horror stories about the HARM that poorly trained Geek Squad techs have caused, not to mention their outrageously high fees for service. Much better to find a trusted computer repair service in your area, if you're able to.

In your case, however, because your computer is new, it's of course under warranty and is also possibly within the initial period of time that you can return it or exchange it. You should not be having this problem with a new system!!!! In any event, you should not have to pay Best Buy/Geek Squad ANYTHING to fix something that is wrong with your new system!!! If you're within the initial 30 days or so, return/exchange your system --- or if not, get them to honor the warranty!
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30 Sep 2011   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashkay79 View Post
I just bought a laptop and was told by the sales guy that I could pay the Geek Squad $99 to remove unwanted/needed pre-installed programs. I was told that there 7-10 in the registry to remove. The computer being brand new is sluggish, can anyone tell me how to remove without having to buy a program.
I support what Imperfect1 has recommended....
BTW It would be nice had you included more details about this new computers specs. { Hardware & software}

Assuming that your computer is new & under warranty
Take it back from whence it was purchased.
Explain why you are dis - satisfied.
Under Warranty terms a duty of care applies.
Let us know what eventuates please.
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30 Sep 2011   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

We could help you more if we knew your system specs. Please fill them in so we know what hardware we are dealing with
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30 Sep 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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