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Clean install Windows

Post by Doreen on March 2nd 2009, 5:23 pm

I have to ask. Is it good or an asset in any way to go for a clean install?

I noticed somewhere someone suggested about how long has it been since you had a clean install on your computer?

This was not directed at me, but it made me realize it has been a LONG time since I have had to reinstall windows. I thought that was the purpose of doing a partition just for the operating system so I wouldn't have to do that.

Why I do a back up of Norton Ghost, otherwise why waste the space, even when I did replace the hd, I just ghosted (not a real word OK.) the C drive back onto the new HD.

I still probably won't reformat and reinstall it if you tell me I should, but just curious what or why anyone would want to?
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Re: Clean install Windows

Post by shanaya on March 2nd 2009, 5:44 pm

Well some programs have to use part of the "c" drive to work properly, and over time the program may get deleted in favor of a better one, but bits and pieces of it will remain in the "c" drive so it is a good thing to do a clean install every year or 2. I haven't done one on my main computer for about 3 years so I need to set some time to do so.
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Re: Clean install Windows

Post by Doreen on March 2nd 2009, 8:21 pm

oh crap. I might be quite a bit more than 3 years...

I am thinking closer to 5.

edit... I think maybe I did about 3 years ago as well. It has been quite awhile tho.
I remember watching Leo and his sidekicks and they talked about doing a clean install annually.

that was when tech tv was still on satellite feed.
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Re: Clean install Windows

Post by souci on March 3rd 2009, 9:05 am

would that have to be a reformat install or reinstall/ repair ?
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Re: Clean install Windows

Post by Carl D on March 3rd 2009, 10:43 am

You'll have to get souci to do it for you, Doreen. biggrin

Now that would really be a worry. tongue1

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Re: Clean install Windows

Post by Doreen on March 3rd 2009, 6:41 pm

Isn't the observer worried too?

Souci means worry you do realize.
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