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Micro$oft to charge customer$ $99 to remove OEM 'crapware'


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/microsoft-to-charge-customers-99-to-remove-oem-crapware/20446

>>>...Microsoft even offers up numbers to show how detrimental this OEM-installed crapware is to your system. Microsoft claims that Signature systems start up 39 percent faster, go into sleep mode 23 percent faster, and resume from sleep a whopping 51 percent faster compared to their crapware-ladened counterparts.

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Let's follow the money. The OEMs are paid by a variety of software makers to install crapware onto systems. The OEMs don't disclose how much money they receive from this, but sources tell me that it works out at a few dollars per PC. That doesn't sound like much, but multiply that across millions of PCs and it becomes a significant number.

Then the customer pays the OEM — or a middleman — for the PC, a PC which Microsoft itself admits is "slower-than-should-be" because of all the stuff loaded onto the system unnecessarily. Consumers are expected to take their new PC to a Microsoft Store — though there are currently only 16 of them in the United Statesand pay Microsoft $99 to remove the crapware that the OEMs were paid to install..<<<


OR... you could use a LEGAL copy of a clean OEM version (borrowed / downloaded LEGALLY) do a clean install & use the Product Key affixed to the computer to activate with a Robo-Call to M$ Posted Image Cost? $0.00

OR...Just decrapify it youself/ have a techie friend/Bleepin.com/ help you. Maybe a local small shop Guru for a couple of bucks? Posted Image
Cost? Free? A few bucks? A steak dinner? A coupla beers maybe?

OR... How do you de-crapify your OEM machines?

Edited by Union_Thug, 29 May 2012 - 06:20 AM.


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#2 Union_Thug

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Microsoft to charge customers $99 to remove OEM 'crapware'

Crapware by whose definition? Many consider Innernetz Ex-PLODE-r 'OEM crapware' , no? For 99 bucks I could get Metro de-crapified from Windows 8?

Sounds like a bargain.
Micro$lop could make a FORTUNE...

Edited by Union_Thug, 29 May 2012 - 09:12 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

isn't it a bit expensive for using Add or remove program tool ?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

Nice to know I am cheaper than MS at de-junking a brand new computer ! My normal rate for setting up a new computer for friends and family is a bottle of gin !

Anybody else drink to that ?

Chris Cosgrove :P

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

You can download PC Decrapifier for free and ditch the junk and keep the gold all by yourself

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:10 AM

Union_Thug, as always, thanks for the link and info.


Chris - I tend to get a real nice bottle of vodka when helping with a set up/de-crap-a-fying (is that a word?) a new computer, but gin would do as well. :lol:


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