Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sun 11th Nov 2012 18:30 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

Windows 8 has a new feature that will do an in-place reinstall of Windows, removing everything on disk while leaving a fresh copy of the OS, and only takes about 15 minutes.

Will this get rid of the OEM crapware? Has anybody tested this?

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Morgan on Mon 12th Nov 2012 16:06 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd love to know this too, it would be valuable information when doing consulting.

I have a feeling though, that the OEMs could use a custom spin of the OS that leaves out that feature. I really don't think Microsoft would go for that, but they already know Windows 8 is a highly criticized OS so they may cave in just to keep it on the OEMs' machines.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zlynx on Mon 12th Nov 2012 20:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Oh, the OEMs will keep the feature. They'll just find some way to include the crapware in the restore image.

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