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Windows 7: Windows Debloating Guide - Opinions

20 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
Windows Debloating Guide - Opinions

Hi guys,

I found this on another website and would like to know what you guys think of it?

For what it's worth, I haven't done anything this guide suggests and wouldn't do it. I have 6 gig of memory and don't really run that many programs so memory isn't an issue for me. I wouldn't like to make these changes as I don't understand them enough to know if they would have a positive or negative effect on my computer. I would like to hear from other people on this though :)

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20 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Here is a guide on this forum for optimizing the computer without any downloads: Optimize Windows 7 - created by Brink

Aside from that, any bloatware removal is probably entirely up to the administrator of their own computer. You choose the programs you want to remove, and perhaps the best way to remove them is by this program (Revo Uninstaller Free): Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

It is very good at removing all remnants of programs. Within Revo, choose a program, click uninstall, click "advanced" in the pop up, let the uninstaller run, choose all remnants to delete, click next, and delete any leftover files.

Aside from the optimizing guide above, I wouldn't change anything else on your computer. Somethings just may not be worth it, and others can be down right hazardous (to your computer's health).
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20 Apr 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

After seeing the "F" word, I closed the window.

There is a free software to remove unwanted crapware, The PC Decrapifier Wipes Unwanted Junk | The PC Decrapifier take care in using it, it can identify good stuff you may want to keep.

Another member wrote this good tut too. Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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20 Apr 2012   #4

windows seven

All this page is sugesting is to disable some windows system stuff, no biggie really, you can always turn it back on. Most of it is never used anyway. He also suggests doing system restore point just in case...
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

The best way to remove all the traces of bloatware is to clean install Windows 7 with a retail copy of Windows 7 and use your existing Product Key to activate it. It is hardly very time consuming because Windows 7 installs in a matter of few minutes and gives you the best anti-bloatware experience ever. The trouble taken is far less than the benefits that accrue from this action.

You can download an ISO image of your version of a retail version of Windows 7 from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life.
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21 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Until then you can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware - Windows 7 Forums .
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