I bought a new HP M7300e series pc back in 2006. And after I had it for a few days I made the recovery set, (3 Dvdr's). Ever sence I have had nothing but trouble with this set of disk. Here's what I mean, it installs fine, (but it's bloated)
The problem is shortly after doing a clean wipe, and installing the recovery partition, and O.S, then I put Antivir, or any other AV my firewall will go to turnning off/on buy itself. This set has a ton of things in it that I have no need for. I need just the basic operating system. I think before I made the recovery disk set something must have got on to my harddrive, and after useing the recoery set it apears every time. I have reloaded my pc countless times, and the same thing happens after every install. A lot of times, I'd just install a freeware firewall and not worry about it, but I'm getting tired of all this. I cant afford to go buy a new O.S.
Can I aquire a Legal Copy of an OEM Disk, and use my Legit OEM key that came on my new tower? One that don't have all the added programs that was bundled with my pc when I got it?
I'm not totaly sure if this was SP1 or 2 when I got the pc, seems like it's maybe SP1, because best as I can remmber I have to download SP2 and above after each install, or recovery.
I sure hope someone can give me some good news, and I'm at wits end.
Thanks for your help.