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post #6 of (permalink) Old 2015-02-20, 04:16 AM
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Similarly to AFF's advice, when I've purchased laptops I've unboxed them, then without ever powering them on a first time I've flipped them over, removed the hard drive, replaced it with a virgin SSD and then installed from scratch, usually with Linux but sometimes with Windows if I'm testing something that requires it. The OEM hard drive goes into an anti-static bag and then into a sealed container in my shed in case I might ever need it. Once the laptop's warranty has expired I'll then reuse that OEM HD for something else if I have a need.

That's how I have avoided the "add-on" software blues like what Lenovo has been caught doing.

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