My wife picked up a cheap Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 at a one-day sale.
It is loaded up with all kinds of pre-installed garbage.. Toolbars, Trial software, Toshiba utilities, etc.
I'd like to just re-install using another copy of windows 7 and have a fresh install. All of the drivers seem available on the Toshiba website.
Is there any reason I shouldn't do this? Is there anything I need to keep? Are the power saving tools and other stuff Toshiba pre-installs actually necessary?
You might want to briefly touch base with Toshiba and find out if will have any adverse effect on your warranty. Plus, since the system came with OEM software, Toshiba is your primary support option. Last but not least, the laptop may have one or more hidden partitions on it, one of which contains the files necessary to reinstall the OS, unless they gave you a DVD, which they probably didn't since most OEM's don't do anymore unless you order it and pay extra.