No, I'm talking Dell. My last HP was a Media Center box back in about 2002 or 2003 and it actually wasn’t too bad, though I have read about how much junk they include nowadays.
My Dells had the following junk: The Dell Support Center, which made Windows Help, the Event Log, and a number of other standard Windows tools branded with Dell's name. My problem is it ran all the time and reported my config - all of it - back to Dell continuously. At least the earlier boxes did. They claimed that it allowed them to serve me better w/support, though when I did have to call I got their truly terrible India operations. (BTW, I normally don’t mind support centers in India as long as competent people are staffing them; I worked with engineers from India most of my career and they were about the brightest coworkers I ever had. But Dell's were poorly trained and could hardly speak/comprehend English). So the Dell Support Center didn't help at all and just stole CPU resources.
Also, they had - and still have, I believe - a program pre-installed that takes over misspelled URLs and throws you to a Dell/Google branded page filled with ads. Can be uninstalled but you need to remove a registry key or it occasionally returns. I never have figured out what event(s) triggers it to rise from the dead like that.
Finally they have a version of Trend Micro installed - or did in 2008 anyway - that as mentioned here doesn’t not allow you to uninstall it until after you register the product and give up about as much personal information as your mother ever had.
Not too awful bad but still a pain. My last desktop box is a custom job from Falcon Northwest, which though it has had its own myriad problems came with a full retail copy of the OS and had nothing installed except that which I had specified. Check that: it also had a few benchmarking programs that they use for pre-shipping performance testing. And they asked me if I wanted that left on the computer first.