So a few weeks back I ordered a new laptop. I received it yesterday, it runs Windows 10 Home version, but though it was an i7 processor, lots of ram, and an ssd main drive, things were slow. Well long story short, I tried to transfer my pro license from my old laptop to this one and it was a complete failure. So last resort was taken and I reloaded windows fresh, wiping the disks.
So prior to the restore, I had about 60 gb used of my 128GB SSD drive, post update, it's 34 gB used (only the OS resides on this drive). Granted some of that was due to the pro update, but still, that is a lot of bloatware. I did have to download the drivers again from the laptop vendor, but took about 10 minutes total and things are running a whole lot faster and I don't have any odd pop-ups and such from the laptop vendor annoying me. I won't recommend everyone jumps in and does this, but I won't hesitate to do it again.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault