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Windows Me Computer - Reinstall Windows? Or Not


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#1 Bernie70

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:51 AM

I'm fixing an older computer to be Internet ready and would like to know if I should reformat the hard drive. I have the recovery disks (For HP Pavilion) and so far, it seems to be running OK. Some initial scans reveal that it's highly infected with spyware, adware, etc. But all in all, it seems fine. Once the data on the hard drive is transferred to another computer and all back ups are created, should I reformat the hard drive and use the Recovery Disks for a clean install? Thanks for your expertise.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:29 AM

Given the age of the computer and the OS (I doubt if it has been reinstall before this), if it were up to me, I would give it a fresh install, even though I might have to spend some time updating the drivers, security packs, and application software. I think the increase in speed and reliability would be worth the time and effort.

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Edited by jgweed, 23 July 2007 - 11:30 AM.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:26 PM

Thank you jgweed, it worked wonderfully. It's like a brand new computer! I'm posting a new topic on where I can reliably download all of the ME security updates. Thanks again




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