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  1.    28 Apr 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    New Dell PC: Removing Crapware?


    I've got a new Dell PC. What is the best way to remove all the crapware? By this I mean all the Dell Utilities, the McAfee AV, DVD Players etc?

    I've downloaded a recovery disk, but I think it's still all there. It must be installed from an script, so perhaps this could be disabled?
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  2.    28 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Download the Win 10 ISO. Do a clean install with that.
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  3.    28 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 306
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Be sure to go to Dell support site and download all the drivers for you system and have them on hand so you can fix any driver discrepancies after you do the clean install........Win 10 will catch most but not all in my experience........
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  4.    28 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
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    Windows 10 Home

    Make sure to select "Custom" during the clean install so you can delete all partitions, including the Dell OEM (40 MB, with diagnostics that would still be accessible from BIOS-ROM) and the Dell PBR partition, and regain some disk real estate.
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  5.    28 Apr 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I was hoping not to need a clean install, isn't there another option now: reset I think?
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  6.    28 Apr 2016 #6
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    Inverness
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    Win 10

    You can try the "Decrapifier" program. I used to work the Dell forums and what we always suggested.
    The PC Decrapifier
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  7.    28 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    You could try doing a reset, just don't be surprised if it puts it back to OOBE with all the Dell Utilities still intact.
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  8.    29 Apr 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You could try doing a reset, just don't be surprised if it puts it back to OOBE with all the Dell Utilities still intact.
    It did

    I wonder if the Recovery Partition can be modified?
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  9.    29 Apr 2016 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    It did

    I wonder if the Recovery Partition can be modified?
    Easier to just do a clean install, IMHO. You'd likely have to modify an image file stored on that partition. There are some here more knowledgeable than me that can likely do that type of thing. I think it's going to end up being a lot of work though.
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  10.    29 Apr 2016 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    I've got a new Dell PC. What is the best way to remove all the crapware? By this I mean all the Dell Utilities, the McAfee AV, DVD Players etc?

    I've downloaded a recovery disk, but I think it's still all there. It must be installed from an script, so perhaps this could be disabled?
    Hi there

    Before you do anything -- download FREE macrium and image all the existing partitions on the HDD - including the hidden Dell recovery one.
    That way you can restore the machine to "Shop / Factory" initial state in case you return it or something goes hideously wrong.


    Download also the Windows ISO as people have suggested, and CLEAN install. You could also try the Ms Media creation tool too if you can't get hold of the W10 ISO.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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