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Were could I buy Windows based computers without all the bloatware that all manufacturers install? Only way I know of is to build them yourself.

asked May 19 '11 at 17:13

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I am pretty sure that every OEM installs bloatware as it is a was to subsidize the price. The best way I can think of is to buy the computer that you want and then do a fresh install. However, Sony does offer when you build a computer on their site a "Clean install" option that costs an extra $50 but has no extra software installed just a clean version of Windows.

answered May 19 '11 at 17:16

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You build your own computer from newegg :)

answered May 19 '11 at 22:26

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Again ineffective if you need 450 of them

(May 20 '11 at 06:11) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image

Why not simply buy the computer you want and take a few minutes and uninstall all the junk?

answered May 19 '11 at 17:55

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I'm building a network with 450 computers that would take forever

(May 20 '11 at 06:10) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image

As others have said, just reinstall Windows when you get the computer. If the reinstall disc has all of the bloatware on it, you could download a copy of Windows and use that. If you torrent a copy, make sure you stay legal by using your product key and not a pirated one.

answered May 19 '11 at 18:05

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The only ways of buying a windows computer without most of the bloat, is usually small PC OEM manufacturers

Or you could just buy one and use http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

answered May 19 '11 at 18:33

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Any local store that doesn't sell a branded computer I.E. HP should be fine.

answered May 20 '11 at 11:36

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I think it's possible to request companies like Dell and HP to sell you 450 of their PCs without bloatware, perhaps for an extra charge.

But then again, at my old college, there are literally hundreds of computers all over the campus and there aren't any bloatware in these PCs, only software that's related to their respective sections in the campus, like CAD software of course.

answered May 20 '11 at 12:03

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Sony has the "Fresh Start" option when you buy from them on select models. It's in the "Software Optimization" section when you're customizing your machine.

Apple doesn't have bloatware either.

answered May 20 '11 at 13:51

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