Are you saying that you overwrite their OS with the installation media that comes with the hardware?
If so, do they supply CDs, or do you burn them, or have another source? If from Lenovo, these are clean unlike the PCs they sent out?
Just want to have a clearer explanation.
Clearly overwriting with Mint is another story.
Well, from a corporate standpoint, they have images that they have created that are licensed and install the exact same image onto each category (developer, analyst, etc) of user.
Personally, I don't buy laptops that don't include actual installation media that is certified bare bones windows. In the case of those that don't provide the same, in many cases they provide computers without the operating system.
Some include restoration partitions that already have the crapware in them.
Of course, I haven't bought a laptop in years... so not sure if it's possible to buy a mainstream without the OS now. But in that case, you'd have to purchase the OS separately and install it. I had to do that on my last laptop.