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Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows Concerns

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Jack_Attack_16, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. Jack_Attack_16

    Jack_Attack_16 Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new Samsung Laptop and it is full of preloaded applications. I would like to have a clean start to Windows 8 and would like to use the option: Remove everything an reinstall Windows. The computer did not come with any discs but I did make a recovery disc when I first got the machine. Will this remove everything including the bloatware/Norton? And will a recovery disc work if it asks for an installation disc? Thanks for any help the may lead to me starting clean with windows 8.
     
  2. bbearren

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    It is likely that the recovery disk you made will boot you into a hidden recovery partition on your laptop which will then return the laptop to its as-new condition, complete with all the bloatware, etc.

    Perhaps another Samsung owner can elucidate further.

    Can you supply the model number and version of your laptop?
     
  3. Triple6

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    As mentioned the recovery disc will likely put back everything or just about everything so running it likely won't help you.

    You can use this program to remove any trial or bloatware: http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/

    But any other Samsung utilities or programs may actually be required for proper functionality of the laptop.

    Which programs are you most concerned about removing?
     
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