How to remove pre-installed software from your new PC

Congratulations on your new computer! Your expectations are at an all-time high and you’re looking forward to a fresh start and improvements on everything that went wrong before. However, the first time you look at the desktop of your new PC or laptop, you’ll notice a plethora of shortcuts already installed such as nocompromisegaming or games and antiviruses. They are nothing useful and just clutter up your system aimlessly, turning your new computer into a battle of the advertisers. This article will tell you how to remove previously installed applications on your new PC.

The first way to fix it: Clean installation

All the assortment that comes with Windows 7 is very much geared toward the familiar and much-loved malware. Since OEMs create their image of Windows 7 during production, their users have a couple of options. 

Microsoft’s software restoration service gives you a clean install on your computer, so you can easily reinstall Windows using a USB drive or DVD image.

So first we need to find the certificate of authenticity on the PC itself, as it contains the personal key which has 25 characters and is usually represented in the form of a rectangle. After that go to the recovery page and read the items in the bulleted list. Lead your key and take the USB/DVD Download Tool instructions to continue.

The second way: Targeted removal

Remove all malware so that you can forget about this problem forever. You can do this with your favorite antivirus, but as an example, we will use the free software Revo Uninstaller because the built-in application, in this case, does not always help. 

In the grid of icons, mark the applications to be removed and then select medium or advanced uninstall mode. After that, follow the above instructions. This process must be repeated for each application and after each uninstallation scan of the system. After this cleanup, download the free AdwCleaner PUP removal tool to scan and clean your PC again, it won’t take long. Reboot your computer to complete the action.

Third way: Refresh and reset

Modern Microsoft operating systems have “upgrade” and “reset” functions, there is even a factory reset option. In principle, this could be a great solution since this reset updates the system and deletes all applications, but this action does not kill malware. Therefore, the developers have created custom recovery images with which you can also uninstall preloaded applications on your new PC.

Method four: New start screen

The both beloved and detested home screen is also in danger for the pre-installed Windows Store-style apps (previously believed to be Metro / Modern UI). Luckily, you can quickly dispose of them: just right-click and choose “Uninstall”.