Vista upgrade junk

Discussion in 'HP' started by weiser701, Dec 27, 2006.

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  1. weiser701

    weiser701 Notebook Consultant

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    just wondering, when i receive my upgrade to Vista (when it's available), is this going to place all that bloatware back on my comp? just got my dv6000t and i chose to just manually remove all that stuff and it would sure suck to have to do it all over again in a few months.
     
  2. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    I'm guessing yes, because in HP's definition, that's the only way to ensure everything "works out of the box", as every consumer would love I believe. We're the minority.
     
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    It might not install the bloatware, since the installation will be as an upgrade, i guess keeping all current softwares and files in the computer if I am not Wrong.
     
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    i don't think anyone knows for sure yet which way HP will go with their upgrade packs yet. Certainly, updated versions of all of the "bloatware" will be available on the upgrade discs, but whether you will HAVE to install it as part of the upgrade process is anyone's guess. If you're just looking for a guess, mine would be that you will only need to update the software that you actually have installed prior to upgrading -- whether that will be by HP's design or by a little creativity on the part of forum members here, though, I won't even hazard a guess.
     
  5. weiser701

    weiser701 Notebook Consultant

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    oh well. i want the stuff gone right now anyways and i'll just do it all again if i have to. that's still a few months away if i remember correctly. assuming it does end up installing the bloatware, is the "reinstall" option out of the question then, since it's only an upgrade and you need the entire OS CD to do it? that would kind of suck for those that like the clean install.
     
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    I dought the it will install any bloatware
     
  7. Mr. Wonderful

    Mr. Wonderful Notebook Evangelist

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    Eh. I'm just going to eventually end up doing a clean install anyways once I'm ready to. But for now, I'm just going to sail by with the Express Upgrade. Might as well as Aero, right?
     
  8. JadedRaverLA

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    I believe that you will be able to clean install with the Express Upgrade discs, though I haven't seen an official confirmation of that. It won't be the way the directions tell you to do it but it should be available --if your Vista installation goes FUBAR on you, you'll need the ability to boot from DVD and clean install. Plus many people reinstall Windows periodically, so ONLY having an "upgrade" option could cause some major support issues.
     
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