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    Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Bit of a rant at Laptop manufacturers and aside from marking why must they insist on putting a load of rubbish trial software on all the laptops they sell in their range ?

    I've just spent the last hour taking off all the junk that HP think I want on my laptop. Norton, trial of office, MS Works, some silly kids games, trial stuff from cyberlink. Can they not just supply a laptop with an operating system and leave it at that ?

    This has come about because the trial of Windows 7 I was running on my laptop has expired so thought I'd best return it to its supplied operating system. I had forgotten how much un wanted junk they'd put on there from the factory.

    Once I've got all my software in I'll make an image of it using arcronis and I won't have that hassle again.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Kickbacks from the software vendors.

    Simples.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    thats why i got a dell laptop.
    they come with proper windows discs.
    so i simply formatted it and partitioned it as i wanted.
    Last edited by lodore; 10-03-2010 at 08:34 PM.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Sony loves doing this.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HSK View Post
    Sony loves doing this.
    Which is why I'll never buy one, and why I'll never recommend anyone I know to buy one...

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Sony are the worst ones out there for it in all honesty. It's a nightmare just trying to remove it all too. They just don't realise that insisting on all the tatt they put on they are making the system slower.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    PC Decrapifier is the tool for you!

    Used this myself on a Lenovo that was stuffed with rubbish. Removed all the rubbish no bother.

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    Re: Aside from marketing purposes why bother ?

    Although I've done the job manually that will BE very useful, thanks mate

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