My last couple computers have been name brand laptops with OEM installations of Windows. Of course those installations come with each manufacturer's system utilities, help files, and recovery tools, and this annoys me. Is there any way to clear everything except the vanilla OS off the HD after installing from these OEM discs?
My best solution as a not-so-superuser would be to install Revo Uninstaller and CCleaner, then go to town on uninstalling and registry scrubbing. Of course this misses a lot of the miscellaneous files sitting in little nooks on the HD, like sample videos/pictures, old drivers, etc.
Thanks for the help.