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Acer Aspire One Disappointment

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Just watch my 9 year old little sister un-wrap her main present. An Acer Aspire one, now it looked great all in pink, New Intel Atom, 1GB RAM; It's all that she needs. But when i booted it up to install her Eset (a very lightweight but outstanding internet security program) i came across McAfee trying to make me register their crap already! when it finally booted, i was over encumbered by Acer accessory store this acer that ebay shortcuts. Its such a mess, so now im spending my Christmas morning with Revo uninstaller cleanning the brand new net-book out! Good job acer
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Wait... You're surprised this happened?
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All the brand systems I've used the past 7 years were full of crapp... Last brand system that came without crap was a Compaq pentium IV pc back in 2003. Nothing but windows xp.
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Yeah honestly this is to be expected with any modern prebuilt PC/laptop now-a-days. I usually just skip all that crap and go to a reformat/full install and just reuse the key. That way I know what's on it, and you're starting fresh anyway. Just reload some drivers and good to go with a lightweight OS minus all the crap.
     
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It's the norm with all corporations, not just Acer.
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Yeah, I got my father the same netbook (In black though ), and I uninstalled it all before he got it and set it up with MSE, I use Eset on my Main PC but I couldn't be bothered.

Very fast machine once you get all the crapware off, great for web browsing.
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Yeah, I got my father the same netbook (In black though ), and I uninstalled it all before he got it and set it up with MSE, I use Eset on my Main PC but I couldn't be bothered.

Very fast machine once you get all the crapware off, great for web browsing.
Yeah, once i installed revo uninstaller, then uninstalled all the crap like Ebay Worldwide, Windows live sign in assistant And Especially McAfee. After that i installed Google Chrome, CCleaner, Malware Bytes, Eset & Coretemp, Everything was so more snappy! Brilliant little netbook once its clean
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