1.    20 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Will the update to windows 10 remove all the Asus bloatware ?

    As I'm sure you're all aware, Asus (and others) love to fill up their laptop harddrives with bloatware and junk. My question is simple - when I get the upgrade to windows 10, will it automatically get rid of all that rubbish ?

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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    No.. the only way to get rid of that is by doing it yourself. The upgrade will not remove any of that.

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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Although the upgrade method will not remove any bloatware, (or any other user content, programs etc. )., it has been stated that once you have upgraded to win10, (and thus proved eligibility), you will be able to download an ISO and install a fresh copy of Windows which will remove all bloatware. You should of course ensure you can obtain drivers for any specific ASUS hardware before you do a fresh install
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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Win 7/10

    Use the free "Decrapifier". It will get rid of most, if not all, the junk (bloatware).
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 7

    Upgrade or clean install ve sure you have a backup of your data before proceeding. There are too many ways that things can go wrong, too many opportunities to make mistakes or misunderstand what will happen.
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
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    Windows 10 Fast Ring

    Are you talking about the stuff like this:

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    ASUS motherboards also include a DVD with a huge number of ASUS programs that can be running. After about my 5th ASUS board, I realized that I never used any of them so I just say "NO" and deselect them all when running the ASUS setup.

    If it is real bloatware (I am looking a YOU McAfee), then a clean sweep will do you good. BACK UP FIRST.
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  7.    21 Jul 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys.
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