This is an interesting article on Crapware from Ars Machina.

I’d probably pay $40-$50 to keep all the crap of a new computer I buy.  Frankly if I wasn’t worried about breaking something with the drivers I’d do a fresh install as soon as I got the computer.  I wonder if the OS CDs come with the crapware on them, never tried that.  Anyway, it’s a waste of an hour or two deleting all the crap that comes pre-installed – even just getting it out of the start menu. 

One Comment

  • Reply mikey p |

    All the big OEMs only include “repair” CD/DVD media that will repair or refresh a copy of Windows already factory pre-installed on the HD. If you wipe the disk or lose the drive completely, you are hosed.

So, what do you think ?