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Clean Install

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Clean Install


    As per topic, I am after doing clean install on my laptop to get rid of bloatware, but there are 2 preinstalled softwares I would like to re-install. How can I do that?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Depends on what they are and if they are free? You can usually get any of the manufacturers utilities in the downloads section for your make and model. By utilities I mean for WIFI, custom keys on the keyboard etc. If you are talking about other third party programs installed by the manufacturer you are likely out of luck unless they are offered free by that company. What software is it you want to keep?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the ACER version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

    https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
    or
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 64-bit


    I have made USB recovery disk. Also I did ordered Windows 8 media dvd if I need to do clean install. The only software I want to keep from bloatware is Dolby Home Theater V4 which I really like.

    Anyway to do clean install and keeping that software, thanks
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Not that I know off, a clean install wipes everything.
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