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Microsoft pushes new tool to OEMs for preloading more Microsoft software on new PCs

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Microsoft has introduced a new tool for its “system builder†OEM partners to help them more quickly and preload more Microsoft software on new PCs.

The tool, known as the Express Deployment Tool (EDT), streamlines the process via which system builders load Windows 7 PCs with Office 2010, Windows Live Essentials, the Bing Bar and Microsoft Security Essentials. (The Windows Live Essentials suite plus Bing Bar combination is known as PC Essentials, in Microsoft parlance.)

“With one click, the EDT enables PC Essentials configuration. With only a few clicks, many of the more technically difficult options such as Hard Drive Recovery and adding software to the image can be enabled. Previously, installation of these advanced features required time-intensive research,†explained Microsoft to its PC partners.
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Very nice. I'll be playing with this.
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If I ever loaded that crap on any of my customers systems, they would be "Former" customers.

Why would anyone do this to a customer unless they were asked to.
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I hear that defaults are good for security.
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Very nice. I'll be playing with this.
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