Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga :: I hate the software

by Volker Weber


Such a lovely hardware. And a clusterfuck of software. First of all, you are expecting a professional machine. And once you open it, you find Lenosoft (I don't care who gets this wrong) pushing Candy Crush, Xbox Games and so on. I spent two hours uninstalling all the crapware. And then, with Windows Update, it keeps coming back. I don't want to "Get Office", when I have all the Office packages that I want installed. And no, if I uninstall the "Get Skype" package, I don't want it back. And I also don't need 3D builder. You may need it, Microsoft, but I don't. And McAfee? Recommended? You are kidding, right?

Time to check out the Lenovo packages. No, I don't want to create a Lenovo ID and I am also not interested in providing you feedback to enhance your crapware. But I do want to install the critical driver and firmware updates. Unfortunately that does not work, even if I do a couple of reboots in between.


Microsoft is currently proud of 270 million devices they shoved Windows 10 on. Faster than ever. Well, in the past you had to buy or steal it. Now you have to fight hand over fist to not get pressed into upgrading. Press [ OK ] not to continue.

Yes, I can eventually work this out. But why do I have to? And why do I have to constantly fight for those activations? Just today I wanted to edit a Word document. And Word wanted to see whether it is still licensed. Lucky me. I was online.


Well at least the part "Candy Crush, Xbox Games and so on" is calld "Reccomended APPX" and is a feature that is on by default on Windows 10.

You'll have to do a Reg-Hack to get rid of automatically installed crapware like this.

Yves Menge, 2016-03-31

As I said, I can eventually get on top of this. But before that happens, I am already back on my Mac to get stuff done.

Volker Weber, 2016-03-31

My words, i can't get warm with Windows 10 because of all those little crapy things that you first have to get rid off.

Yves Menge, 2016-03-31

Yup. That's why for the last 20 years I've been refusing to use Microsoft operating systems productively. I tend to take things like these personally.

Martin Dietze, 2016-03-31

Today I setup a new iPad Pro. It was a pleasure to select my productivity tools from the AppStore and just to start working. More and more I understand...

Peter Meuser, 2016-04-01

Bloatware - when manufacturers still have not learned about UX

Giulio Campobassi, 2016-04-01

So unfortunate to see such a nice hardware being wasted with such crapware load. I almost can't believe I'm saying this, but I looking forward to when our corporate IT guys offer this model with a corporate image soon.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2016-04-03



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