Another question, how often do you re-install

  AngeTheHippy 05:03 31 Jul 2004
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or re-format your HDD? Some time back, a PC engineer suggested that he, like most of his colleagues did a clean format approx. every 6 weeks - this can't be right surely? One thing for certain though, it WOULD get rid of those little nasties that can lurk about...

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ps....yeah, too hot for sleeping again hence these middle-of-the-night posts!

  AngeTheHippy 16:53 31 Jul 2004

actually is was an Evesham engineer that advised this.... Oh well. I can fully understand you Norman47, I too would have liked a 'clean slate' prior to BB. What I really REALLY hate, is if you install some s/w then decide that it's not for you, you go ahead and un-install (via control panel)but it leaves small files behind. These must mount up, even though I've got LOADS of apps on my PC and out of a 111Gb HDD I have 103Gb free space... should I worry about them?

Just off to take dog for a walk.

See ya all later,

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  alan227 17:01 31 Jul 2004

I have an 80gb drive with 56gb free, I have had XP installed on this machine for 18 months without a re-install and the only reason I had to do one before that was because I was dual booting with linux and entered a wrong command at root and zapped my boot loader so I could not load XP or Mandrake.
I would give up if I had to re-install every 6 weeks.

  Stuartli 17:27 31 Jul 2004

Support stalion's viewpoint - never had to reinstall once in past eight years.

Keep system tidy, install and uninstall as per instrucitons, defrag on a regular basis and there really should be no need except in an emergency.

  AngeTheHippy 19:39 31 Jul 2004

I like your wit, stalion - like it a lot!!!!!

I guess I'll look for a registry cleaner first then, don't know which one to go for, but I think there are a few freebies so will start looking.

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  woodchip 21:09 31 Jul 2004

The way to do it is create a Image with such as Acronis true image When you have it as you want, this saves all the problems in trying to resolve a problem or get rid of disc invasion

  AngeTheHippy 09:38 01 Aug 2004

You swallowed a DICTIONERY???? ;D


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  powerless 11:23 01 Aug 2004

I reinstalled several weeks back but then forgot SP2 wasn't ready to be released.

So that screwed that up.

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