Wait, let me get this straight: Microsoft is going to charge me a C note the next time I buy a computer to remove the crapware if I want them to? I know it's ZDNet, but there's got to be more to this story. How many of you just wipe a new computer and reinstall the OS as soon as you get it?
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- Actually, wouldn't it be more honest to say CP/M did it first? ;)May 20, 2012
- I always wipe a PC. Then install Linux. Don't you all get tired of the hoops that MS makes you jump through? Over and over and over?May 20, 2012
- I never get tired of seeing how Microsoft ruins peoples days over and over again. It's as if they are gluttons for punishment. They never learn, and they do the same thing over and over again, so perhaps Microsoft is more of a psychosis than anything else. ;)May 20, 2012
- The last time I bought a Windows PC, it came with an empty hard disk and a shrink-wrapped Windows 7 Ultimate, just as I ordered it. So maybe you should consider that you get what you ask for and are willing to pay for? If you choose to get it as cheap as possible, the dealer will help you by collecting every possible bonus he can get from installing crapware. Don't blame Microsoft for something that is between you and your computer dealer, I'm pretty sure they prefer to sell clean, out-of-the box Software instead of letting "system builders" mess up the user experience by unwanted additions, but that's what the market demands. And if Microsoft now helps you by giving you an easy way to reverse that decision to go the cheap, crapware loaded way, that nothing to complain about - and remember, those cheap machines usually don't come with a Windows installation DVD so there might be no easy & legal way to clean it on your own.May 22, 2012
- The last couple of computers I bought I wiped and installed linux. Will continue to do the same in the future. No c note from me!!!May 24, 2012
- My last PC came in 6 or 7 boxes from tiger direct. Putting it together was more fun than a guy should have, especially when I unwrapped my brand new, empty, 1 TB hard drive. Putting win 7 on it, not so much fun, but surprising painless. I did miss out on deleting all those outdated trial versions of software I never wanted or needed.May 30, 2012
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