I was wondering if based on their knowledge and experience, anyone could answer a few questions. Why do notebook computers come with so much cr*p pre-installed on them? Leaving you with hours of work trying to clean it all off. Why do they invariably come without the "Genuine Windows cd" of the operating system? Instead they have some sort of recovery cd, or recovery partition which contains all the cr*p you spent hours taking off the first time around. As the owner of a computer sporting a genuine installation of windows, do you not have a right to the cd that contains nothing but nothing but the operating system, a "genuine windows cd"?