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Windows 7: Clean Up Factory Bloatware

27 Jul 2015   #60
Microsoft MVP


Yes, all of them would go on any of my installs.

There is more discussion on which HP bloatware may be worth saving in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
Step 12, in particular HP Bloatware, or useful system utilities?

Remember that you have the luxury of time to decide which to uninstall once you turn them off from freeloading at startup which is the worst problem they cause.

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26 Dec 2015   #61

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Reinstalling Windows is the easiest way to have a PC without bloatware but it's a waste of licence. Some laptops may even have malware (SuperFish) or spyware (AVG "Anti" Virus)
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26 Dec 2015   #62
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Reinstalling Windows 7 does not waste a license. (COA key)
All it does is reuse the same COA key you already own.
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01 Jan 2016   #63

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

I have a new Lenovo with preloaded Win7 PRO 64 bit (no OEM disc) I also have an ISO file (courtesy of Digital River before MS chopped them off) as yet unused. I hope the ISO is not corrupted

Before I put the Lenovo into service I would like to remove as much Lenovo crud as possible, without painting myself into corner.
Elsewhere on this forum I vaguely remember in one crud-removal (HP? or Toshiba?) that WiFi "feature" was best left in place.

Would appreciate any comments, particularly about the Lenovo :)
- meanwhile I have this very sick Toshiba to use until I have the Lenovo sorted.
-before I joined this forum I gave no thought to PC maintenance
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