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AOL thug: "Hey, you need to pay us for...um....homepage protection...hehehe"
Homepage owner: "protection???.....from what?
AOL thug:” Protection from us, hehehehe"
Also wonder about the effectiveness of the provided uninstall routines.
Formating seems to be the most reasonable step for advanced users at least.
Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
EDIT: I usually have 5,500+ mb of RAM available.
They actually haven't sent me anything about upgrading anything. ...Their live online chat support is quite nice as well. :rolleyes;
Originally posted by SouthernCross:
I've managed to un-installed all known junk and generally have only 8 necessary processes running. Excluding browser, Zune, etc.
Linux has sort of spoiled me, I just finished thumbing through a comp1A A+ certification manual and when it got to the windows machines, rather than going through all the trouble to fix the OS, it is easier just to remove the data and reinstall the OS and data. I do not see why anyone would bother troubleshooting and fixing a windows OS On new windows boxes one of the first things that I run is something called PC Decrapifier it removes a lot of junk that comes with a windows OS. Here is the link.
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/download. The page also has a link to what PC Decrapifier removes
Originally posted by grysmn:
The best way is to just ask for the installation disc(s), as most newer computers don't come with it by default, just the OS Image partition which includes all the junk so that's not much good, but most of the main manufacturers have the option for "Installed Media Discs".
On new windows boxes one of the first things that I run is something called PC Decrapifier...
<a href="http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/download">PCDecrapifier</a> (your link had a trailing . btw) is better than nothing, but software is always changing, and new crapware is constantly being added to new Dell/HP/Gateway/etc customized Windows OS's.
Some of them have better Imaging/Re-installing though, where you can hit your "Restore" button wherever it may be, and select what add-on/third-party/crapware you want installed before restoring... but I usually don't bother, I just reformat that too for the extra space.
HP I got recently had a 7.5GB "Backup" partition, that's a whole Linux OS, including Swap partition... with about 4.5GB's to spare...lol