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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-May-14 20:03:38
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Recommended Laptop?


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Looking for a laptop with i5 processor, 500-1TB hard drive, dvdrw, 8gb memory and windows 8.1 pro x64 and around 4-5 hours battery life with no bloatware.

Dell would have been ideal but it has Office trial and Mcafee pre-installed and Dell tell me there is no way to remove this. Novatech have a no bloatware promise but are £184 dearer for the privelidge.

So over to you

Tim
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 11-May-14 20:36:57
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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In reply to a post by Banger:
Looking for a laptop with i5 processor, 500-1TB hard drive, dvdrw, 8gb memory and windows 8.1 pro x64 and around 4-5 hours battery life with no bloatware.

Dell would have been ideal but it has Office trial and Mcafee pre-installed and Dell tell me there is no way to remove this. Novatech have a no bloatware promise but are £184 dearer for the privelidge.

So over to you


Don't believe the "no way to remove it" ... they will and if you call towards the end of teh month you will find them VERY cooperative and willing to trim prices too.


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 11-May-14 20:39:08
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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Interesting.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 11-May-14 20:46:46
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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Don't you just go into Control Panel and uninstall them?


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 11-May-14 20:52:24
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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Not with McAfee ... you need te full McAfee uninstall tool. Fairly easy to run but just takes time.


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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 12-May-14 07:43:22
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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If you have a few hours to spare.......

Dell Studio1558 with Win7 Home Premium
8GB RAM
HP Pavilion netbook Win8 6GB RAM
IE11 and Live Mail
BT Infinity via HH3
(Virgin 100Mbs as backup)
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 12-May-14 08:51:02
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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Not exactly what it says here http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 12-May-14 08:58:30
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Re: Recommended Laptop?


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What does it not say?


To quote from McAfee:

Use the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR) to remove data completely for a McAfee Security product installation on a supported Windows operating system.


Without running it there are remnants remaining which include applications that will generate a pop-up occasionally that will tell you that McAfee is not installed.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 12-May-14 13:12:02
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It says
1. Uninstall your McAfee home user products using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel
I think Microsoft will not certify an app as being suitable for Windows unless you can uninstall it from the Control Panel.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 12-May-14 13:31:08
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That may take them away from the Add/Remove list, remove the Icon and from the start menu. However there will still be some parts lurking in the background.

Having had a problem with McAfee about 12 months back where it would lock out a user completely. It was removed using control panel, but it did not resolve it. It required the McAfee tool to completely remove it.


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