>>>...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.
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 States — and pay Microsoft $99 to remove the crapware that the OEMs were paid to install..<<<
OR... you could use a LEGAL copy of a clean OEM version (borrowed / downloaded LEGALLY) do a clean install & use the Product Key affixed to the computer to activate with a Robo-Call to M$ 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?
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.