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Laptop de-crappifying

I'm getting a new laptop soon (Dell XPS) and was wondering if there was an efficient method for removing all the pre-installed crap that is so common on new prebuilt machines.

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Guest [Entry]

The PC Decrapifier seems to fit your needs: http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
Guest [Entry]

No reinstalling Windows from a crap-free disk eh? OK, how about Add/Remove Programs? :) I think you'll be hard-pressed to find something that knows about every possible utility from every possible OEM, PC decrapifer maybe?
Guest [Entry]

"I like to simply re-install Windows fresh and clean - it is much faster and more sure than any other method. With Dell machines the crapware is usually on a separate disk that you don't need to install. Drivers can be a problem with Dell, though generally I download the latest network driver onto a USB stick prior to installing, and thus skip the need to ever even insert a Dell-specific driver CD.

While it is not fully on topic to your concern, I really like ""crap cleaner"", which like Kentucky Fried Chicken, is known by the initials CC. See piriform.com/CCLEANER . CC is great for cleaning up dangling registry entries and useless files."