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Windows 7: Microsoft slams OEM crapware

18 Oct 2010   #91
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Don't forget the positive aspects:
If word spreads that you're the guy to go to for a clean sweepe/install
your popularity level might increase immensely

-DG
Yeah but it takes soooooo looooong.

Practise will make you [almost] perfect.. & faster [removing the rubbish....]
That's where scripting comes to really good use


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18 Oct 2010   #92
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Indeed

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CyberLinkused to be ok,, then like Nero, they bloated themselves for commercial reasons only and not for actual useful reasons. SOMe of the stuff might seem usefull, but mostly are garbage.

The DVD player in PowerDVD was great at one time, no longer

Nero Burning ROM is still good, just don't install all the other garbage.

Yes, Cyberlink is considered Garbageware these days.
Agreed.

The last version of Nero that I (foolishly) tried to install, used up more HDD space, than a full install of MS Office.
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19 Oct 2010   #93
snerd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Just received my new Dell Studio XPS. First thing I want to do is wipe the drive and install Windows 7 clean and fresh. Uh, no Windows 7 disk. I post a note on their support forum, get steered to another web form to request the disk. Get an e-mail from rahjid in India that I can use the system restore image program. I say no, I need Windows 7 disk so I don't just get a factory re-install of all crapware. He senses my getting a little testy, and says he'll make a "one time exception" and send the disk. Thanks rahjid.
They actually shipped all my disks I requested 2-day FedEx! I was impressed!
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19 Oct 2010   #94
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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CyberLinkused to be ok,, then like Nero, they bloated themselves for commercial reasons only and not for actual useful reasons. SOMe of the stuff might seem usefull, but mostly are garbage.

The DVD player in PowerDVD was great at one time, no longer

Nero Burning ROM is still good, just don't install all the other garbage.

Yes, Cyberlink is considered Garbageware these days.
Agreed.

The last version of Nero that I (foolishly) tried to install, used up more HDD space, than a full install of MS Office.
Try "CDburnerXP" works great. I have been using it for a few years now and have no complaints as opposed to another brand name burning software I shall refrain from mentioning.

Also available in x64 version for Vista/7: CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
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20 Oct 2010   #95
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks bobtran

Thanks bobtran.

I actually use ImgBurn.
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20 Oct 2010   #96
madhouse24

Windows 7
 
 

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Microsoft should simply force the manufacturers to include ALSO an original Windows Installation DVD.
This would solve all crapware problems and people will be able to choose format C: and make a clean install, and will also be able to repair their corrupt (not booting) OS, when needed....
unfortunately they really can't do that since the manufacters buy the software from them...what I believe they should do is put out some guidance on building better systems that work with their OS

apple spends a great deal of time ensuring their systems will work right out the box so that the user experience is always productive....they obsess on the little details of things from the "user's" standpoint, not their's...I think if dell/hp and the others spent as much time making sure the user experience with the OS/hardware was consistent and predictable, they would have more sales and possibly less customer support issues
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