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Strommer
23-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Friend of mine bought a mini tower at Stationary Warehouse and it is loaded with 60 day programs and other junk. Besides using Add/Remove Programs (WinXP), is there a free program that will get rid of the junk?

Yeah, I know ACER is not the best, but that is what he has.

feersumendjinn
23-01-2010, 11:11 AM
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/home

Sweep
23-01-2010, 11:12 AM
Probably best to boot with an O/S disk, format C and just load what he wants.

feersumendjinn
23-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Acers usually have a restore partition with the crap included, and an option to make restore dvd also with crap. :)

Speedy Gonzales
23-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Whats wrong with using add/remove programs? If they've got removal tools use it. Or use Revouninstaller

Strommer
23-01-2010, 11:32 AM
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/home

That's it. Thanks.

Sweep - yes, reformatting would be the best way but would take longer and I don't believe he has a WinXP disk, only the restore partition as feersumendjinn points out.

Speedy - pcdecrapifier is easier and quicker to use than Add/Remove.

THE CHOICE OF ACER. My friend's old pc was an ACER and I told him it was crap but he did not believe me and still does not even though the mobo in his 3 yr old Acer crapped out yesterday and never did perform well. He needed a replacement pc quickly for his business and went to DSE and Noel L's. The $500 Acer at Warehouse Stationary was the best deal so he got it.

Sweep
23-01-2010, 11:38 AM
How long has he had the Acer? One wonders why no Win 7.

hueybot3000
23-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Alot of business users are quite happy to use xp, my dad (walky talky radio things technician) still uses ME I believe. It does what they need it to and means that computers last longer, as well as been less cluttered to run diagnostic programs etc on

Strommer
23-01-2010, 12:03 PM
How long has he had the Acer? One wonders why no Win 7.

He bought it yesterday.

Sweep
23-01-2010, 12:09 PM
Oh well. Perhaps he wanted XP.

Strommer
23-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Oh well. Perhaps he wanted XP.

yes - xp ok