dumb HP

working on two computers tonight.  one for Hannah’s friend and another for a co-workers mother in law.  HP is so dumb.  Usually when i get a computer in this bad of shape, i just nuke the HD and reload xp and start from scratch.  HP builds the recovery disk into partitions on the main hd and usually i nuke those too.. but this time i decided to run the factory restore to see what will happen.  Well…

after about 3 hours of reloading the desktop finally loaded with over 25 icons on the desktop.  mostly with stupid stuff like realplayer, HP Image Zone, HP support center, HP share to web, Barbie riding pony thing, AOL, easy internet sign up, you get the point…  If i had gone to the store and bought this computer, what would i need all this crap for?  why can’t hp just sell a computer with XP pro on it, the driver and that’s it.  When i got my first laptop the first thing i did was reinstall it with just the OS.  didn’t even get to acept the EULA thing.  Anyway.. enough ranting…  Here’s something cute