The PC De-Crapifier

Long overdue: an OEM’s worst nightmare. Jeff Jarvis oughta love it, but I doubt Dell will. Nothing illegal here:

The PC De-Crapifier is designed to remove a specific list unwanted software in an unattended fashion. Before running, the user may select exactly what software should be removed. Currently, it is targeted for use on most Dell machines; however it will theoretically run on anything that has the software listed below…

Hey Dell – if you really *ARE* listening, and you really *DO* believe in your own marketing hype, why don’t you put some truth behind the new “Designed For You” campaign? Ya know, offer a HUGE CHECKBOX next to the “Install software that doesn’t ship natively with Microsoft Windows” option and have it unchecked by default. First, you have to make that option available. Second, you could call it… “Really, Truly Designed For You.” Welcome to the blogosphere!

15 thoughts on “The PC De-Crapifier”

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  3. Hey, wait a minute. I get paid good money to delete all that crap from peoples machines. That’s the lovely, lovely thing about Dell – count on 4+ hours to get it set up, install Office and delete the crap. Easy money…

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  5. Too many incentives from these 3rd party developers for Dell to provide their machines crap-free. Maybe the option for crap-free, but not by default, I would guess.

  6. really neat. My mom just purchased an Acer, it’s not that bad of a system really; and what’s neat is they kept the un-necessary installs to a minimum. It only came bundled with Adobe Acrobat (PDFs of course), Norton Antivirus, and NTI BackItUp or something. I just uninstalled all of it :P

    But yea, I have a tech support call from a Dell user, and wow, they loaded his system so full, reminded me of my old HP Pavillion :P lol.

  7. PC De-Crapifier doesn’t work properly on my Dell M2010 laptop. It only gives me the option to “Reset IE Home and Search Pages”. It doesn’t give me any remove options for all those Dell Support tools, which are still on my laptop.

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