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I travel all the time (currently typing this on a 737-700) and don't use or feel compelled to use TA. I feel that this may be an advertising portal disguised as a tool, but I'll concede my lack of experience with it. This makes me think how you could get a burger at Burger King "your way", but in this case they force something you don't want, and the biggest reason here is lack of choice. It's easy for a competitor to open a burger joint across the street who could give you options, but in the OS market, MS is king and until other comparable choices are developed for the masses, this may be an increasing trend. MS is also not the first to do this, but I feel that most people consider their PC somewhat a sanctuary, which is why there seems like there is more backlash here.
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Uh? What's the issue? I travel frequently and use tripadvisor every time. Although I am not a fan of bloatware in general especially on tablets, tripadvisor is actually very useful to anyone that actually travels...


Well... you stated the issue pretty well yourself. In your own words, you're "not a fan of bloatware in general especially on tablets", but since this particular bloatware works for your situation you're ok with it.

You don't get to complain on a case by case basis.

Remember that for the next time they decide to bundle something more on top of Candy Crush and TripAdvisor that you don't like and that they decide to reinstall on your system after you've removed them before every time another Threshold 2 type of release is pushed on a regular basis.
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pretty annoying

moves like this just reek of desperation from microsoft. i guess they view this as a tactic to stay "relevant" with the average consumer and generate extra income for themselves.
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Remember that for the next time they decide to bundle something more on top of Candy Crush and TripAdvisor that you don't like and that they decide to reinstall on your system after you've removed them before every time another Threshold type of release is pushed on a regular basis.

First thing I did after installing W10, was uninstall CC, second was security settings. I swear, if a company made a legit Windows clone without compromises but did not make decisions based on monetization and more on what a typical user would want/need, they'd get my money. Not saying someone who produces a product doesn't deserve to get paid, but competition would keep the hinkiness from getting outta hand.
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First thing I did after installing W10, was uninstall CC, second was security settings. I swear, if a company made a legit Windows clone without compromises but did not make decisions based on monetization and more on what a typical user would want/need, they'd get my money. Not saying someone who produces a product doesn't deserve to get paid, but competition would keep the hinkiness from getting outta hand.

Don't know about windows 10, but with windows 7 there were utilities you could use to take your existing windows OS and create an IMG file for re-installation that let you go down a checklist of all the "features" you wanted to leave uninstalled.

It let you re-install your windows bare bones without all the stupid stuff. Especially handy for OEM versions of Windows 7.
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And I am here thinking if I should give W10 a try again and play some of the games. Well nope I have better things to do than waste my time on games .
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People use trip advisor?
    
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I used the heck out of TA when researching/planning my honeymoon. had no issues with it
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First thing I did after installing W10, was uninstall CC, second was security settings. I swear, if a company made a legit Windows clone without compromises but did not make decisions based on monetization and more on what a typical user would want/need, they'd get my money. Not saying someone who produces a product doesn't deserve to get paid, but competition would keep the hinkiness from getting outta hand.

Better yet, I'm waiting for true support of Linux from device providers, and then the rest of the OS would be cake flesh out to M$ polish levels.
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Don't know about windows 10, but with windows 7 there were utilities you could use to take your existing windows OS and create an IMG file for re-installation that let you go down a checklist of all the "features" you wanted to leave uninstalled.

It let you re-install your windows bare bones without all the stupid stuff. Especially handy for OEM versions of Windows 7.

I have a hard time believing Redmond wouldn't actively work against such a service. Especially now, where they have successfully transitioned most of their client base to an agile delivery system. With their releases being more cadenced instead of feature based, this provides them the opportunity to keep breaking any code which would prevent all of your required modules from being present. Hell, the way this thing phones home you could even create a dependency injection style system within the OS, and phone home if a module is missing which is declared a requirement.

Also keeping in mind that the vast majority of installs is Home or Home Premium equivalents, with no options to turn off the automatic updates, without paying for an additional tier of licensing such a tool would likely be a very temporary fix at best.
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First thing I did after installing W10, was uninstall CC, second was security settings. I swear, if a company made a legit Windows clone without compromises but did not make decisions based on monetization and more on what a typical user would want/need, they'd get my money. Not saying someone who produces a product doesn't deserve to get paid, but competition would keep the hinkiness from getting outta hand.
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