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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:39 AM
Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:45 PM
Admittedly, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box when it comes to computer hardware or software however there's so much of this crapware/bloatware floating around in the bowels of this HP laptop that even a neophyte such as myself noticed they had crossed well over the proverbial line in the sand. I've been trying to rid a recently purchased HP Envy laptop with Win 8.1 of this crapware/bloatware for over a week and at this point, I'd have to compare it to herpes.... the gift that goes on giving.
There is little doubt in my mind that Microsoft didn't know exactly what they were doing when they added this "new feature". I'm beginning to view Microsoft as being more cold and calculating than Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and the rest of the biotech industry combined. Might be time to acknowledge the direction Microsoft is incrementally herding us toward and move to Linux if there's no fix on the horizon for us lowly pc users who unwittingly purchase these products loaded with "value added" perks for the retailers not us.
In your opinion, will some computer genius ultimately be able to come up with some sort of a means be which to "cleanse" our UEFI firmware of this hideously invasive crapware/bloatware?
Posted 22 August 2015 - 05:24 PM
Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:55 PM
That's the way the cookie crumbles. Microsoft will do whatever it wants.
GEEKED AT BIRTH
Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:03 AM
Few people noticed at the time, but Microsoft added a new feature to Windows 8 that allows manufacturers to infect the UEFI firmware with crapware. Windows will continue installing and resurrecting this junk software even after you perform a clean-install.This feature continues to be present on Windows 10, and it’s absolutely mystifying why Microsoft would give PC manufacturers so much power. It highlights the importance of buying PCs from the Microsoft Store — even performing a clean install may not get rid of all the preinstalled bloatware.http://www.howtogeek.com/226308/the-windows-platform-binary-table-why-crapware-can-come-back-after-a-clean-install/
The bloatware is installed by the manufacturer of the computer. This has no relationship to the operating system, these are applications installed by the manufacturer the same way you would install at browser like Firefox or Chrome.
By a "clean install" I'm guessing that you are using the System Recovery Partition to do this. This resets the operating system to the condition it was in when it was first taken out of the box. The only way you are going to install the operating system without adding the bloatware is to install the operating system from a retail copy of Windows.
By the way, there is no way the bloatware is going to "infect" the UEFI, it ain't gonna happen.
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:39 AM
Edited by rp88, 23 August 2015 - 10:39 AM.
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