Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz
it SHOULD be the first thing to do because people SHOULD backup their stuff.
Listen, the company i work for always has me fixing computers. The first thing i do is run a scan on important folders, throw them on network drives and then clean install of windows...bam done...90% of the issues i recieve are fixed with this....the other 10% is a hardware malfunction (but that's easy to tell).
I'd imagine that if a person belongs to this forum then they know a thing or two about computers. That being said, anything THAT important is more than likely backed up somewhere. So don't talk down to me....btw OP, system restore is a joke. If you have a virus, system restore will NOT work...it'll just slow it down.
I don't know what company you work for, but I do the same exact thing. The last thing we want to do is re-image a PC in most cases. The reason for this is:
1. People can have a lot of applications to be pushed/re-setup.
2. People will say they have everything they need on their network drive and when we re-image they're like "OH I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD DELETE THIS" which leads to more time on that PC.
Also if you just re-image a PC for about 90% of cases, it sounds like you are wasting a lot of time for yourself and the user. I hope that was a greatly exaggerated number.
Also, you are truly arrogant if you believe that at a home setting system restore is a joke. Also if you do have a virus, its not like it's guaranteed that system restore won't work. System restore fixes a lot of issues in computers and is simple enough for the average person to fix their own problems. Another thing...when does rolling back your computer to a previous date slow down your computer unless there were driver's you installed?
OT: Turn off your HT, it seems to fixes those kind of problems for BF3 apparently (Who knows why)Edited by B-rock - 10/29/11 at 9:36am