Save Time & Improve Performance with Less Preloaded Software

Being in the retail sector, your business relies on speed, efficiency and operational excellence. So when it comes to deploying new devices across your organization, ‘bloatware’ - unwanted pre-installed apps and limited-trial programs - serves only to waste your time when provisioning, and can create vulnerabilities and slow performance. When purchasing new devices, check which manufacturers have a clear policy on minimizing the number of preloaded applications.

Devices with Cleaner Preloads are Good for Business

Devices that come with fewer preloaded apps - also known as a clean preload - can benefit your IT team and your organization in several important ways:

Deployment Time: Clean preloads set up your IT team for quicker deployment and frees their time for critical priorities.

Performance: Cleaner devices improve performance by reducing boot times and improving battery life because many preloads include hidden and unnecessary processes; overloading the processor and memory. Independent testing by Microsoft shows that devices with significantly fewer preloaded apps average 28 minutes longer battery life than devices with exactly the same configuration but more preloaded apps*.

Choice: IT teams can select/control preferred applications for installation. Users can personalize devices without having to delete unwanted apps.

Committed to Minimizing Preloaded Applications

At Lenovo, we're committed to reducing the number of preloaded apps across all devices to help you save time, increase productivity and provide better user experiences.

  • In the past 4 years Lenovo has removed between 75% - 90% of preloaded applications
  • Lenovo is an industry leader in clean preloads; now on every Lenovo business device has only 3 - 6 preloaded applications with Windows 10 standard preload
  • Included pre-loaded apps give true customer value. For example, Lenovo Vantage helps you easily customize settings, migrate/transfer files, update software/drivers, run diagnostics and more
*Microsoft testing showed overall improvements in the PCs running cleaner preloads compared to those without. The tests were done on exact same make/model of PCs with identical hardware configuration. Displayed differences are averages across seven PCs from seven different PC manufacturers. Actual PC battery life may vary.
Save Time & Improve Performance with Less Preloaded Software

We’ve saved companies the hassle of having to wipe new devices by dramatically reducing our preloaded image across all devices.


  • In the past four years Lenovo has removed nearly all preloaded applications from business devices, leaving just 3 to 6 high-value items plus Windows 10 standard apps from Microsoft.
  • Those remaining apps provide essential functionality. For example, Lenovo Vantage helps users easily customize settings, migrate or transfer files, update software and drivers, run diagnostics and more.