Improve Performance & Limit Risk with Less Preloaded Software

When deploying new devices, you probably don't need a vast range of pre-installed apps and limited-trial programs that you didn't ask for. This "bloatware" wastes time when provisioning and can slow performance and create vulnerabilities.

Cleaner Preloads are Safer for Financial Services

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:

Security: Financial services already top the list of industries facing malware attacks; bloatware introduces vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to run malware at the system level. Clean preloads eliminate this vulnerability.

Performance: Cleaner devices help improve performance by reducing boot times and improving battery life because many preloads include hidden and unnecessary processes that overload 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*.

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

Choice: IT teams can select and control preferred applications for installation. Users can personalize their device 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% and 90% of preloaded applications.
  • Lenovo is an industry leader in clean preloads; now on every Lenovo business device you will find just 3 to 6 preloaded applications plus the Windows 10 Pro standard preload.
  • The pre-loaded apps we include are of true value to IT. For example, Lenovo Vantage helps you easily customize settings, migrate or transfer files, update software and 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.

HOW CAN WE HELP...

  • 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.