They will come with the drivers and the Win 7 software (ie,minesweeper and the like) beyond that no guarantees unless they list it with the laptop. One I bought a few years ago came with Office 2007 but that was well advertised.
What basic software ? When I make hardware purchases, the sale is contingent on having no "bloatware" installed. If it ain't on the Windows install DvD, i don't want it ....and I could also do w/o much of what is on there ....like Media Player, MSIE etc.
You can get "basic software" for free by downloading it....AV, OpenOffice .... so again, if you tell su what you want, w ecan point you to it.