Do you hate all the cra* that has to be installed with a shop-bought PC?

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Found 16th Sep 2008
My emachines E4264 arrived today and its installing all the usual cra* , however IMO its stupid you don't get a choice of what should be installed....

eg. Its installing McAfee... I hate that rubbish lol I'll probably change it Kaspersky or someat...

Tim

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Anything I don't use gets uninstalled

Original Poster

Its the amount of time wasted that annoys me as you can't use windows while its doing it ..

TIm

When you buy a shop brought PC all that software does cost something its not free, thats why so many do build there own computer. Its not hard and you end up knowing that the hard drive you paid for is full of software you need.

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Robotochan;2983183

that's why this program was created that's why this program was created http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/09/15/pc-decrapifier-2-0-released/



Yes but you have to do that afterwars... it'd be neic if we didn't have to install all the rubbish stuff in the first place lol.

Tim

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Staroffurby;2983198

When you buy a shop brought PC all that software does cost something its … When you buy a shop brought PC all that software does cost something its not free, thats why so many do build there own computer. Its not hard and you end up knowing that the hard drive you paid for is full of software you need.



Thats what I did with my first PC.

I built it, I broke it, I fixed it lol.

Just the price was cheaper than what I could do by buying the components.

Tim

The first thing I do, and advise others to, is uninstall McAfee or one of the others usually loaded on the PC. I wish they'd ask before adding all the rubbish.

Original Poster

I've only just gotten into Windows properly lol.

TIm
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