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    Default Windows 8 is sh1t!!!

    And HP Envy comes with so much bloatware I can't believe it!!!

    And making a bootable USB for a clean Win8 install is a pain in the a$$!



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    I've got a busy weekend coming up, just getting a clean install of Win8 sorted...
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    What or who is a 'Windows 8' ?








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    Haha removing windows 8 to install 7 is somewhat fun make sure to disable secure boot and UEFI and enable legacy or else have fun lol

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    Wait until Windows 10 comes out lol.
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    Haha removing windows 8 to install 7 is somewhat fun make sure to disable secure boot and UEFI and enable legacy or else have fun lol
    I'm gonna stick with Win 8 (8.1, actually).

    But, even that doesn't look easy. Gotta install it with a "MS Generic Win 8 Serial No" () then change that to the HP OEM serial that is stored in the BIOS.

    Honestly - I'm not looking forward to it at all.
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    I dunno why you guys complain all the time.

    I have absolutely no problems with any of my copies of windows.

    And clean install of Win 8? That takes up like 10 minutes of your time. It does most of it automatically...
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    And clean install of Win 8? That takes up like 10 minutes of your time. It does most of it automatically...
    Not when your machine doesn't come with recovery discs, and that machine is CRAMMED with bloatware.
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    **HP recovery disks**
    shudders

    I remember having to do that on my ENVY. Re-install was ez-pz though.

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    Windows 8 is sh1t!!!
    Sounds alot more like HP is sh1t, and Windows is just along for the ride.

    Honestly, you could just remove the bloatware and be fine. There are a couple free utilities that can make sure you only remove the right stuff. I highly recommend the Revo Uninstaller for starters. I run it as a part of the portable apps suite, along with Process Explorer and System Explorer, WhatChanged, CrystalDisk utilities, CPUZ, and the Wise cleaners. It's a PC toolkit on a USB drive, and it's all free.

    http://portableapps.com

    I also use this drive for private browsing and Tor, and it's installed on a tiny 8GB keychain drive so I have it everywhere.

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    It's actually not that bad i just did a downgrade to 7 from 8 on a Lenovo Y50-70 and that hardest part was getting the GTX-860 driver installed... Hardest ones I've found are the Asus zenbooks but once I figured out the proper process it became way easier and now can get it done in no tine

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