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    G752 - Is the Bloatware Bad This Time Around?

    A lot of us are thinking of getting a G752; myself included. While it's exciting to get a new laptop, one thing I always dread is having to deal with the bloatware.

    I did have to remove some cruft from my G73 way back when I bought it in 2011, but it wasn't too bad and indeed, "add/remove programs" (programs and features?) did work well enough to terminate any nagware prompts from "helpfully reminding" me that this or that trial period was ending and it was time to pay up.

    So, if you have purchased a G752, please come back here and let the rest of us know if the bloatware situation is mild or dire. Also let us know if you were able to remove unneeded programs and even if you decided to purchase one of the included programs after the trial period. I will recognize that not all bloatware is necessarily bad. Just 99.5% percent of it.
    My Current Addiction: Asus G73SW i7

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    Wasn't bad at all on the G751 for me, no reason for it to be crap on the G752. How is that even a consideration, though? All it takes is a couple program uninstalls...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edweird View Post
    Wasn't bad at all on the G751 for me, no reason for it to be crap on the G752.
    Yeah, well ask Lenovo customers about that. For a long time, Lenovo computers were fine, then they got the superfish (or whatever). Lenovo won't live that one down for years, if ever.

    All it takes is a couple program uninstalls...
    Not always. Sony + DRM; remember that one? Their rootkit was not removable via a simple uninstall.

    Now...I'm not saying Asus would do this. But things usually are okay until they change. And certainly, some big names have done stupid stuff like that. So it's always a consideration, and since others will no doubt be buying before me, I figure why not ask now?

    Edit: It also puts Asus on notice that we're watching.
    Last edited by Banshee; 10-25-2015 at 02:15 AM. Reason: Clarification, grammar and spelling
    My Current Addiction: Asus G73SW i7

    12 GB RAM
    Windows 10 Pro
    3TB internal, 5 TB external via USB 3.0
    ^ I use this system as a mobile DAW, 3D graphic studio, and for other stuff.

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    Asus is usually very good about bloatware ,G751 was pretty good , maybe 3 programs I did not use , How about
    W10 bloatware , u now receive Sponsored Advertising and Behavioral Advertising that's real bloat and Absolutely No Privacy
    http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/...-download.html
    Last edited by toronto699; 10-25-2015 at 02:51 AM.

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    Hi. Yes, I too am concerned about Windows 10. But on the laptop I'm using to type this post, I'm using 10 and have shut off a lot of the collection stuff. For now, it's still possible to do, so my question was about the G752. I did have to remove several things from this G73 back when I bought it, but they did remove.

    Got your PM, but couldn't watch the video. "A problem has occurred". Anyway, I would be happy to hear what you think about the X9.
    My Current Addiction: Asus G73SW i7

    12 GB RAM
    Windows 10 Pro
    3TB internal, 5 TB external via USB 3.0
    ^ I use this system as a mobile DAW, 3D graphic studio, and for other stuff.

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    I went to eurocom , came home with one
    https://biosmods.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/sky-x9/4/

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    Quote Originally Posted by toronto699 View Post
    I went to eurocom , came home with one
    https://biosmods.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/sky-x9/4/
    That is the best laptop in the world. Same like the Clevo P870DM-G I have in my system specs in my profile. It blows any other laptop out of the water with a desktop CPU 6700K + Dual 980M in SLI or Single Desktop version 980 GTX = 64 GB DDR4 RAM

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    Toronto....really? you have that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee View Post
    A lot of us are thinking of getting a G752; myself included. While it's exciting to get a new laptop, one thing I always dread is having to deal with the bloatware.

    I did have to remove some cruft from my G73 way back when I bought it in 2011, but it wasn't too bad and indeed, "add/remove programs" (programs and features?) did work well enough to terminate any nagware prompts from "helpfully reminding" me that this or that trial period was ending and it was time to pay up.

    So, if you have purchased a G752, please come back here and let the rest of us know if the bloatware situation is mild or dire. Also let us know if you were able to remove unneeded programs and even if you decided to purchase one of the included programs after the trial period. I will recognize that not all bloatware is necessarily bad. Just 99.5% percent of it.
    I have my Asus ROG G752VY-RH71 on order...I'll let you know what comes with. I don;t mind easily removable bloatware...it's the spyware I get pissed off about
    http://bgr.com/2015/08/14/windows-10...privacy-tools/

    with Microsoft and google and other large corporations spying on it's customers I don't get why there isn't more of an uproar from consumers about this
    It seems that the masses don't care and reminds me of the saying "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

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    every software u install these days takes your personal info, some without option to opt out. Then people wonder why their internet connection is spikey. even my lowly printer wants my personal info and how I use printer {HP]. When I travel I use an encrypted satellite connection most spyware by that connection is considered a Trojan and is blocked ,The E.U {European Union} will be taking Microsoft and Google to Court soon over Spying and other US companies Those US corporations will lose any EU court proceedings. They have not won one ever In the EU court . Ill post my eurocom X9 specs soon. only negative about my X9 is battery life that's really no big deal {2 hours maybe 3}. my employer {CBC.CA} has agreed to let me buy a G752 as well for My assignments in other countries. Off To Syria Soon. Enjoy Your G752.
    I Learned Today Nov 4 2015 one of My Photographer Friends Died Today in a Village In Syria by an IS {ISIL} suicide bomber .
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