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Is there a laptop manufacturer that is bloat free?

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Do you know if the ISO will work for Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Ultimate keys (ISO is all-inclusive)? If it will, I might as well just use the key provided and get it/burn it now so I have it.
 

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#27
There is no Windows 8 Ultimate, only Regular(Home) and Pro. There is an Enterprise edition, but it is just Pro with volume licensing.

AFAIK, the ISO it provides includes both Regular and Pro edition. Though I've only used it to install the Pro edition.

And that key on the site doesn't work anymore, whenever I enter it the program just says it can't connect try again later. But right when I put in my legit key it instantly pops up with the download.
 

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There is no Windows 8 Ultimate, only Regular(Home) and Pro. There is an Enterprise edition, but it is just Pro with volume licensing.

AFAIK, the ISO it provides includes both Regular and Pro edition. Though I've only used it to install the Pro edition.

And that key on the site doesn't work anymore, whenever I enter it the program just says it can't connect try again later. But right when I put in my legit key it instantly pops up with the download.
My bad.

I got the same message and thought it was because I was downloading Indie Royale (eating all my bandwidth). Guess I'll just have to hang on to it as a stop-gap measure.


So...can anyone tell me anything about Sager?
 
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apple

I gravitated towards Dell first (Inspiron 15R) but when I went to customize, it didn't ask about hardware, it asked about software--about 15 pages of it. Most of them it doesn't give an option to opt out of (e.g McCfee crapware is mandatory). I said "fuck that," closed it, can started this thread.
Try configuring a Latitude instead of an Inspiron.
 
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#30
Vostro's have less bloat but still have some

Sager use to be a top notch laptop manufacture and made the Alienware Laptops at one time. They will probably hook you up There in CA call them (800) 669-1624
 

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#31
Try configuring a Latitude instead of an Inspiron.
Latitudes have Windows 7. I'd have to check with the customer to see what he really wants.

Apple, no. This is replacing a Sony Vaio running Windows 7 that's having hardware issues (hard freezes). If I can't diagnosis it and get it fixed on relatively short notice, he needs a new laptop soon. I won't have access to the computer until Sunday so I was hoping I could have some choices for laptops figured out for him before then so he could think about it.

Vostro's have less bloat but still have some
Vostro has potential too. Kind of disappointing it doesn't have any real HDD/SDD options. Both Latitude and Vostro are better suited than Inspiron.


Sager use to be a top notch laptop manufacture and made the Alienware Laptops at one time. They will probably hook you up There in CA call them (800) 669-1624
IA = Iowa