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Old 22. May 2010, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I do that once in a while fro Windows systems if time and the situation allows.

My experience is that during the time of intensive usage of my Windows systems a lot of slack and orphaned files and registry entries collect. It is nearly impossible to remove all those by hand or with the help of cleanup software. Most of these leftovers just sit there wasting space, others might even influence application behaviour, like dll's or drivers that haven't been correctly uninstalled after testing software.

A fresh install gets rid of all that and gives you a "clean" system.
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