1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
       20 Jul 2015 #1

    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 ?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Jul 2015 #2

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

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,211
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       20 Jul 2015 #3

    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 724
    Win 10
       20 Jul 2015 #4

    Use the free "Decrapifier". It will get rid of most, if not all, the junk (bloatware).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       20 Jul 2015 #5

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
    Posts : 272
    Windows 10 Fast Ring
       20 Jul 2015 #6

    Are you talking about the stuff like this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-07-20_213047.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	65.5 KB 
ID:	25290

    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
       21 Jul 2015 #7

    Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows Update - Add or Remove from Control Panel in Windows 10
How to Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10 Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft. In Windows 10, Windows Update was made deprecated...
Solved Remove Windows Update red message
is there a way to take off the red message that says some settings are managed by your organization
Windows Updates and Activation
Solved Windows 10 memory usage on Asus T100
Hi everyone, I've finally finished installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 on my Asus T100. First impressions are great. If I'm not mistaken, it doesn't use as much disk space as Windows 8.1. I have 20 gigs of memory free out of the 29 available....
General Support
Users Want Windows 10 to Be Bloatware-Free
Windows 10 News
Windows 10 on ASUS T100
Just installed W10 on this little convertible netbook as an upgrade. All went very well. Requires the 32-bit version as that is all this box can support. For info, this has 2Gb RAM and 64Gb SSD. Not the fastest box in the world, but it does...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:32.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums