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Windows 7: Best most efficeint way of removing bloatware?

24 Aug 2012   #11

windows 8.1 Pro x64

for efficiency to clean a new OEM machine is a simple OS reinstall.

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24 Aug 2012   #12


Don't forgot to create a backup before and after. I recommend imaging with Macrium.
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25 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

So i got the iso and did the fresh install and it worked a treat

Now i'm stuck with now drivers haha, i'm assuming i just get them all from here right? Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5755G

its a 5755g

Also i backed everything up before doing the install and searched for drivers on the backed up image, but i couldn't find anything specific e.g. network adapter driver, which i need right now.

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25 Aug 2012   #14

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

The Windows disk typically has all the drivers you need.

If you do not have an Internet connection, I would go to Acer and get their Ethernet/network driver for your PC---unless you happen to have it on a DVD or CD that Acer may have supplied with the PC. I assume it would be the one labeled "LAN driver" at your link.

But I would NOT get other drivers from Acer as long as your PC is functioning well as it is. If the current drivers work, why update?
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25 Aug 2012   #15


Did you read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

It is quite specfiic about how to handle drivers in Win7. This is not XP.
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28 Aug 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Thanks again guys, yea i got all the drivers working from acer site, only installed the ones i need, then got the nvidia driver from nvidia site so its all good
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28 Aug 2012   #17


If you have any probs with the Nvidia driver watch for one in optional Windows Updates or use the one from Acer's site as OEM's sometimes customize them for notebooks.
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