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Just bought a Dell G3 3590... should I fresh install windows

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by tintin82, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. tintin82


    Joined: Aug 27, 2009

    Posts: 665

    Hi Folks,

    First laptop I have owned for about 10 years. always game with my desktop but new job has me on the road a bit. So treated myself to a Dell G3 3590, i5-9300H, 1660Ti 6GB. Much excitement!

    Now back in the day I recall laptops being loaded with bloatware and having half the hard drive taken up with multiple recovery partitions. Is this still likely the case, and if so am I liable to encounter any issues if I do a fresh vanilla install of W10 from USB?
  2. bremen1874


    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 10,429

    The Dell machines I've dealt with recently haven't been too bad for 'bloatware'.

    Unless you've bought something with a tiny drive the recovery partitions aren't going to take enough space to worry about.

    Why not start it up and see what they've installed that you aren't interested in? I wouldn't wipe and reinstall 'just because'.