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Bloatware is truly awful. Manufacturers fill your shiny new laptop, phone, or tablet with pre-installed applications to put an extra dollar in their pocket, leaving you a bundle of oft-useless programs taking up space. If it is annoying on laptops with large storage drives, it is downright infuriating finding out your 32GB phone storage is 25% full at purchase.
It is wrong, and we’ve seen some pretty appalling examples of bloatware this year; Lenovo’s
SuperFish debacle springs to mind. Unfortunately, Microsoft is no saint, either. If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 you may have noted a number of new applications appearing on your system, seemingly without your permission. Let’s look at how to ease the pressure on that awful bloating.
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