I just bought a new Acer laptop, it should arrive in the next few days. it comes preloaded with windows 7 x64 home premium. i have been using and building desktop computers for awhile and I have always done clean installations with my oem discs. i understand that the case is different when it comes to laptops as your reinstall/recovery disc is from the manufacturer. im kind of anal when it comes to unneeded processes and or bloatware. i am expecting this laptop to arrive filled to the brim with it. i would assume that the bloatware would also be contained on the reinstall disc, thus doing a fresh installation once i get the laptop would be rather useless. i dont know if this is possible but could one download (if it exists) a windows 7 x64 home premium iso and or borrow it from a friend and then use the cdkey/serial branded on my laptop to activate it? or would that not work. im quite use to having to call up microsoft and have them reregister my key or whatever after changing hardware in my computer and reinstalling using my oem disc, so if its a similar case ill understand. thanks for the help.