Dell Studio Laptop + Vista Home Premium = Sadness

I recently purchased a Dell Studio Laptop for my mother-in-law and was astounded at the amount of bloatware installed. The computer took a full 20 minutes just to get to the desktop (on a Core 2 Duo with 3GB RAM no less). I can’t even imagine what her experience would have been like if she was starting it up for the first time. Ridiculous. Google desktop, multiple useless dell apps, vista drive indexing, toolbars, macafee….it was a disaster. An hour later and multiple uninstalls and Vista tweaking and it starts up in about 45 seconds.

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