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I am purchasing a new computer and do not want all of the bundled software. How can I prevent its installation or completely remove it.

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If you are buying a name-brand computer, whatever they are including will probably be pre-installed, whether you like it or not. Using Windows Add-Remove section of the control panel, you can decide which unneeded software to remove. In reality, that software will still exist but, unless you ask for restoration, the room used by those programs on your hard drive will be freed to be used for other storage purposes so over time, the space originally used by the 'deleted' programs will be overwritten. Some bloated programs may take some finite time to actually remove (or conceal) so patience is advised. Read a little of the included programs' purpose since some may be so integrated that normal operation is disturbed. HP in particular seems to find it necessary to introduce their own garbage into sections of Windows so removing some of their software can cripple necessary Windows functions. Caution is advised and if you feel unsure, please seek out a friend who may be more familiar with the software you wish to remove. For example, there will be with certainty limited versions of popular CD/DVD or Blueray utilities and removing these can damage your ability to deal with removable optical storage devices.

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