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#442772 - 12/05/17 09:33 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware"
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Hi all...I want to get a better laptop for music use only (creating backing tracks with Biab and playing the wav files from the laptop in medium sized rooms...about 50 people)

There was also a mention in a previous thread about "weeding out the bloatware"...how would I go about doing that?
thank you
jj
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#442784 - 12/05/17 10:12 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: j2]
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Go check out PC-Decrapifier for a nice easy way to get rid of bloatware that comes with a new PC.
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#442800 - 12/05/17 10:48 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: jford]
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I'll do that
thank you
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#442808 - 12/05/17 11:22 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: j2]
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Yes, that’s a good one. Another approach is to be careful not to add more. Free software is a likely candidate for this. Some websites, too.
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#443176 - 12/06/17 11:12 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: j2]
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It took out google toolbar etc.
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#443244 - 12/07/17 05:35 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: j2]
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No loss.
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#443494 - 12/08/17 12:06 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: Update my laptop and "weeding out bloatware" [Re: lambada]
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Originally Posted By: lambada
It took out google toolbar etc.

Just remember, Google is not your friend. You are Google's friend.
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