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Toshiba laptop crap software removal

by althebear / July 11, 2007 4:18 AM PDT

Hi there, this may sound like a super strange question, but I'd thought I'd give it a shot to ask.

I bought a new Toshiba laptop last January that came with Windows Media Center installed. And an offer for the new Windows Vista upgrade. I got the Vista upgrade months ago, but I hate Vista it runs slow and it's just waful.

I want to re-install Media Center edition. The problem is that the Media Center Edition comes with 20,000 crap/junk toshiba software that you can't remove that easily. It also uses up +25% of the CPU even idling. Is there a way to install the plain Windows OS and not bother with the crap that Toshiba insists you should be forced to have?

The laptop came with a restore DVD Any suggestions?

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The restore CD
by jconner / July 11, 2007 5:16 AM PDT

will only restore it to what you originally received. You will have to manually uninstall the stuff using start / control panel then add remove programs or install a new copy of XP without all the extra Toshiba stuff you don't like. If you do this you may have to download and install drivers.

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Just set up a Toshiba. FIVE! Not 20,000 applications.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2007 5:37 AM PDT

Sorry but I think there is some exaggeration here. I counted five applications we removed and never found any to soak the CPU. There is no need to perpetrate this urban myth so let's move on to some solutions.

Here's my favorite today -> http://pcdecrapifier.com/

Fine stuff and handily cures this complaint in just a few minutes.

Bob

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