"...But we couldn't even install one of the most popular games on the
market, Sims 2, and trying to play other popular games would lock up the
system and gaming sessions, when they would run, would get interrupted. The
pre-installed programs that Dell chose to include on its computer were
almost certainly the cause of all these problems, and unloading these
programs from the boot-up routine fixed the problems."
This proves (yet again) that Windows has suffers from serious issues
pertaining to dependencies. Y'all try to say it in the context of Linux.
This doesn't only apply to AV software that blocks ports. The main problem
is that Windows will /never/ spew out a warning or an error message. It will
just leave you confused for many hours until you wipe or $hip over to a