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Just finished reinstalling Windows XP after 2 years and what satisfaction. Totally worth the 4 hours I spent backing up Outlook, saving my music; formatting the HD and reinstalling everything!
Even my music sounds better. I'm serious. I thought my trusted surround sound system's woofer had blown, but after the reinstall it's beautiful again.
My browser (mozilla) is loading everything faster. All software is installing super quick. And switching between programs is a dream.
No more hardware upgrades for me. 2 more years here I come!
A drive image backup is not using Windows XP's Restore Point. You'll need something like Norton Ghost or BootIt NG to take a snapshot of your drive. Then you can return to this pristine setup anytime you want.
It usually takes a few days to get the OS back to normal after reinstall.
For a medium size office network I try to replace each workstation after 24 to 36 months. The boxes keep getting cheaper and it is a matter of productivity vs. replacement cost.
I'm hoping to get everything set up again soon then make a drive image!
takes me 2days to do the lot
it's 2days off utter boredom!