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New Dell... format and install Windows 7 or delete programs?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sente, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Sente

    Sente Junior Member

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    I have two choices I guess.

    I can use my Dell as delivered and delete all the crap they install on it or I can format the computer and start fresh. But that will take HOURS.

    What would you do?
     
  2. lobozebra

    lobozebra Junior Member

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    As long as it already has 7 on it, I would just erase all of the bloat-ware. There is nothing worse than trying to find and install pain in the ass drivers.
     
  3. Sente

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    Hmmm. I was thinking that too.
     
  4. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I got to agree with lobozebra that the biggest pain is accumulating all of the drivers. The additional bloat in the registry from removing the crapware won't seriously impact the performance of your computer.
     
  5. lobozebra

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    You can just use something like Revo Uninstaller Pro to remove everything that has to do with those programs.
     
  6. Sente

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    Thanks guys. I have't really used a PC in YEARS (I'm a Mac). But I remember that XP kicked but only when everything was stripped from it and that only came from a clean install.
     
  7. Sente

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    Verus the regular uninstall?

    I was thinking regular uninstall and then CCleaner to get all the crumbs.