George Ou from ZDNet has published this excellent article. i followed the directions and achieved a much improved start up and operational environment on my two year old Toshiba laptop.
The article links are below, and I have included a PDF file courtesy of TechRepublic that you can save for your own use.
How to fully de-gunk a PC of crapware
That pre-bundled software can make your PC sluggish, unstable, and prone to crashes. George ...