Windows – Reinstalling Windows 7 (Removing Bloatware)

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I have the following problem, I recently bought a new laptop (a Lenovo Ideapad) and it seems as if it came without a Windows 7 Installation disk (though it is on the laptop). The problem is that I usually reinstall the OS to get rid of all the bloatware, but without the Windows 7 CD, I don't know how to get rid of all of the bloatware. I know of PC Decrapifier; not sure how well that works; would have preferred to just reinstall the OS, but I was wondering if there was anyway of doing this without having the actual CD, but having a genuine copy.

Best Answer

  • I assume you have the product key ? Download an OEM edition DVD from the usual sources and reinstall Windows 7, using your product key. Refer to a previous Super User question on recovering Windows 7 Product key

    Either the sticker that came with your machine and/or on the media case.

    You can also try Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder for a software way.

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