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Old 01-07-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I got a referral to this web site today. I tried out the program and found it very interesting. It requires no installation. It doesn't do anything without confirmation. Take a look and see what you think.

PC Decrapifier:

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Looks like the program generally gets good reviews. As long as it's frequently updated to stay on top of the ever-increasing pile of crapware that manufacturers like to throw onto CPUs, it sounds worthwhile to me.

I personally just wipe the hard drive of any new computer I buy, and reinstall the OS of my choice and only the apps I want. That way I know nothing has been overlooked.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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It's been recommended here before, by me as well as others.
Normal maintenance on your PC
Clean up of NEW HP / Compaq Desktop PC
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I personally just wipe the hard drive of any new computer I buy, and reinstall the OS of my choice and only the apps I want. That way I know nothing has been overlooked.
Ditto, although I've only ever bought one PC that came pre-installed (my laptop).
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I usually start with a clean install, too, but this looks like a handy maintenance tool to me. It seems like it is a lazy way to clean some junk off a PC. I'm tempted to buy a license for myself. I like the fact that it is licensed per tech instead of per PC.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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If you have the Windows disk and driver utilities then you can just wipe out the notebook (after you back up your essential files). That is what I did.
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