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Old 22. May 2013, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default To do list before doing a clean install of Windows

I have installed windows a few times and every time I learn something new. At this point I have learned enough so that I have all the items needed to expedite the installation of Windows and all my programs and folders. Throughout my experiences installing a fresh copy of the operating system I have compiled several notes. I have organized them in the document below. I just thought I share it, who knows it might be helpful to someone out there

The notes are here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...EwgswnP8Q/edit

Inside the notes there is a link to a video of the installation using partitions.

If this is not an appropriate place to put this info I apologize and please delete or move as needed.

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Old 22. May 2013, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you for this samoguz. I've read several articles on this topic and although it peaks my curiosity, I still haven't tried it. Nevertheless, it's always good to know how it's done if ever I need to try it.

One question: In your instructions, you mention finding and downloading your drivers from your computer manufacturer's website - Why go to that trouble? Why not just use a program to back up your drivers like in this article by Anupam?
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Old 22. May 2013, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Joe A.TT. I think that is a great idea.

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Old 22. May 2013, 04:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One question: In your instructions, you mention finding and downloading your drivers from your computer manufacturer's website - Why go to that trouble? Why not just use a program to back up your drivers like in this article by Anupam?
Thanks for pointing towards the article .

However, I will still advise that the setups for the drivers should be downloaded from the manufacturer's site, and kept somewhere safe. It's the best way. I personally prefer to install drivers that way.

Although the driver backup and restore programs will do a good job too, and it's a good idea to have that backup kept with you too, and it's also convenient, because you have to just select the drivers, and they will be installed in one go... but still, I wouldn't entirely rely on it. It's because, sometimes a driver may not be able to restore successfully using these programs. Like audio driver... for Windows XP, a hotfix is first required to be installed, before installing the audio driver.. so, sometimes that can pose a problem. I experienced it during the tests.

Also, it's also a good idea to backup the drivers with multiple driver backup programs, so that in case one of them is not successful, the other can be tried.
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Old 22. May 2013, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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May I have your permission to add that information to the document?
I don't know whether it's in my place to give you that permission, but I have no issues with that. Actually, I see Anupam has chimed in with some good suggestions of his own. IMHO, it's him and/or http://www.techsupportalert.com/ who are the ones to give that permission.
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We have no problem in including the article link .
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