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Rubbish in New Computers
Sadly, at least some manufacturers still put a lot of garbage on new systems. If that isn't enough, they also tend to put it in some drivers. For example, a few days ago I installed a printer driver onto a new system. The driver was over 300 MB in size (for a print driver???). There was no custom install option. Once the installer finished it had installed a bunch of nagware, the Yahoo toolbar, and several other things that I didn't want. There were Control Panel options for removing the individual components, but a reboot was required after almost every component that I removed. I don't want to publically state who the manufacturer was, but this company makes printers and laptops. If they include that much garbage in a printer driver I can only imagine how much unnecessary / unwanted software is installed by default on their desktops and laptops. It's just easier to start fresh than to try to manually clean up a factory installation.