Doing this you also get to reinstall all the drivers for audio, video, NIC, etc., and hope you get the correct versions.
Do a Google on the Decrapifier.
I am hoping to purchase a new Dell Vostro 1520, running W7 64bit in the next few days. A friend of mine who works in IT recommended that I immediately reformat the hard drive and do an install myself, customizing the install to avoid all the crap programs that come pre-loaded. Is this a good idea, or more trouble than it is worth? I would welcome ideas on this. Thanks!