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    Bloatware - any of it useful?

    Got a Lenovo out of the box with preinstalled OS.

    It's got a heap of 'bloatware' onboard. Any opinions please on the usefulness of any of it.

    Lenovo's Own:

    Simple Tap
    Solution Centre
    Ultraslim Wireless KB and Mouse (it's not got that KB and mouse)
    User Guide
    Welcome Centre
    Message Centre Plus
    Rapid Boot HDD Accellerator
    System Update
    Autolock
    Communications Utility
    Power Manager
    Management Utility
    View Management Utility
    Lenovo Registration
    LBIA (whatever that is)
    AIO Hotkey Application

    Others:

    Verisign's VIP Access

    Norton's Internet Security (Trial)

    MS Office (Trial)

    Everynote (Branded Edition)

    Corell's DVD Movie Factory and Burn (branded edition)

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    Power management is the only one I kept on my lenovo.

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    I would do a clean install of Windows and just install the power management software (along with the latest drivers).

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    What Arthur said a lot of rubbish comes on computers. Unless you really need the bloat ware due to driver compatibility I always remove it. Bloat ware does slow your computer so much it's ridiculous, the way they give you trials as well is all a pile of rubbish.

    From the list of programmes there I would say remove it all!

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    I generally go through the "Make a Recovery Disk" option to restore to factory if things go wrong, then wipe it all and stick a stock OS on it these days, one of our SMT bought a PC in PCWorld last year and brought it in for me to de-crapify for them, it was chock full of crap and spammy ad stuff like Norton :/

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    Lenovo has a useful utility that remembers the proxy details for each wireless connection - brilliant for staff using laptops at home and at school. I think it's the communications utility.

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