Regular reloading of software/OS

  charliep 15:05 29 Apr 2005

I have been told that it is prudent to strip everything off the computer & reload it, including operating system on a regulay basis - say once a year. Is this so or am I being misled.



  rawprawn 15:17 29 Apr 2005

I think you are being misled. A jolly good clean out, yes. But to reload the OS every year when it has no problems seems to be a bit like taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

  Diversion 15:18 29 Apr 2005

My grandchildren have had their pc since Windows XP first came out, they have still got their original installation in theirs. If it is running okay and with no hitches I would leave it alone.

  Yoda Knight 15:20 29 Apr 2005

Only if your system is having major problems is it necesssary

  ventanas 15:27 29 Apr 2005

Sad isn't it? I find it gives me something to do over the long boring Christmas break. Took me four days last time, but at least I was occupied.

Come on Dennis, it might cure your email problem. :-))

But sensibly, no, if you have something else to do, and the machine is ok.

  charliep 15:27 29 Apr 2005

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll take your advice anf leave things as they are.



  rawprawn 16:37 29 Apr 2005

I have discovered that my email problem seems to be caused simply by looking at my email account in Tiscali. I have complained and they are looking into it at their end after I had 3 contacts with their helpline. They have promised to ring me back in about 3 days. We shall see.

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