Lenovo under the spotlight again for vulnerability in pre-installed software

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  1. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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  2. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    I can't believe anyone still buys anything from this brand they should be out of business
     
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    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    their laptops are competitively priced
     
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    Corrupt^ Ancient Guru

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    But tbh, considering the amount of bloat you get on pretty much all laptops these days, the first action anyone with half a clue should do is a clean install of Windows.

    And then u install the drivers and nothing more (except your own usual programs of course).
     

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    Usually good idea, but lenovo comes as many with recovery partition with preinstalled OS.
    That's additional value for users. Sometimes it is pita to get your clean OS into that partition.
     
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    Got my laptop about 7 years back, was a single core 2GB RAM HP running Vista Basic, powered it up for the first time, and about 15 mins later it was still completely unusable due to the amount of bloat and crapware pre-installed

    Wiped it, put a pre-release Win 7 on it, perfect, 100x better

    Still going strong today, 10 Pro, with an upgraded DualCore CPU, only thing wrong with it is the main enter key stopped working a few months back, and the battery is dead

    Actually, the battery was dismantled, dead cells thrown, good cells charged and used in a torch (18650 cells)
     

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