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Windows 7: Fresh Install just for the fun of it

25 Apr 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
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Nowadays it's actually better than getting a new computer, since new computers are loaded with dreaded bloatware so are hamstrung from the start.
It's just terrible that this has to be the case - my HP laptop was largely unencumbered with such bloatware. Be good to get people's thoughts actually, at some point, on which manufacturers are the worst culprits. I read here recently that Dell was a worst case in point?
My experience with Dell's is that they are not that bad at all. I've found the couple of HP's that I have helped friends with had far more bloatware then the Dell's that I have used had.

Either way, with a little time in add/remove programs...it's pretty easy to remove stuff. With a little more time and an install disk, just do it yourself.


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25 Apr 2010   #12
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
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Nowadays it's actually better than getting a new computer, since new computers are loaded with dreaded bloatware so are hamstrung from the start.
It's just terrible that this has to be the case - my HP laptop was largely unencumbered with such bloatware. Be good to get people's thoughts actually, at some point, on which manufacturers are the worst culprits. I read here recently that Dell was a worst case in point?
Here is a great program to remove bloatware from any OEM installed system.
It is called " PC Decrapifier "
LINK
It checks and finds all the software on your computer and you select all the bloatware and it removes all of it in one full swoop.

Check it out.
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25 Apr 2010   #13
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Thanks for all the feedback, thus far. Strange, my HP was relatively clean - perhaps it's also dependent on model numbers and that there is no consistency here? I was quite surprised to hear on the forum that Asus was another culprit. But I agree, it's not a huge headache; there were add-ons with my HP which I simply removed.
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25 Apr 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

The exception on bloatware installs is for business computers, proving the point that the manufacturers are making their profit margins off of lower-cost boxes on the sponsor's bloatware.

Decrapifier and Revo Uninstaller (an essential tool) in Advanced Mode are valuable help with bloatware removal however not a substitute for a clean reinstall - anually, if you want continuous, instantaneous performance Win7 is designed to provide.
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25 Apr 2010   #15
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Most of my stuff takes very little time, it's all the customization thats a pain, installing a theme and the icons, ugh. I'd rather just get it all setup and take a system image from a couple days in and just use that if I need to start fresh.
I also customize my system. I have a little black book with the item as well as an idea how I did it.
I have my sleep mode setup a specific way and it chnages about 5 different things so I just write it down and help me a great deal.
Writing things down become more of a necessity
Especially if you are as old as I.
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25 Apr 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Saving a Win7 Backup Image as soon as things are setup and running exactly as you want is also a great way to save settings. You never have to reinstall again, either.
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25 Apr 2010   #17
erica647

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From what I've seen, Toshiba is bad for bloatware at least on their laptops. They do seem to make good machines though.
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25 Apr 2010   #18
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I make a full backup after my 1st install and then one a week after that... Only keeping the 1st ever and the 4th week to my latest... Works great for me as the 1st is done to DVDs and all others to a USB drive... GL
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25 Apr 2010   #19
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
saving a win7 backup image as soon as things are setup and running exactly as you want is also a great way to save settings. You never have to reinstall again, either.
a big yes..
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