Originally Posted by Hueristic
I never do a reinstall. But I do keep backups and roll back my Registry every so often.
A great rule of thumb is when you initially install the Os and install all your core programs make a registry backup right then and you will always have a crisp registry to go back to. it doesn't matter how many times you add programs or drivers,The registry is what matters.
Also I keep backups of all my INF files. Believe me this comes in handy. You can copy the files onto other systems and install drivers without haveing to install a 100MB driver package.
Not a bad idea, I actually have system restore make a restore point eVery time I boot up
. If its used properly, it actually works fairly well. The last time I reinstalled was because of hardcore data corruption due to memory timings
But since then I have learned (the hard way), to back up any data I would like to keep or is irreplacable (sp?). Live and learn I suppose. But I still dont bother with driver sweeper, Ive used it before and it really seems to make no difference what so ever.
Originally Posted by thlnk3r
StormX2, that is completely fine if you never access the internet via web browser. In any case I'd probably run something for protection. I personally run Avast
. It's free and light weight.
Congrats BlackOmega on your first flame
I agree avast is the best
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
As I'm sure a lot of you guys know, Grand Theft Auto IV for PC hasn't gotten very many good reviews. It seems it takes quite the monster machine to run it.
Well, I will also be putting that to the test soon enough! I'm getting it for Christmas
. I know of quite a few "high end" Intel rigs that struggle with it. So we'll see what my 5-6 year old Socket 939 machine can do with this latest "impossible to run" game.
I love doing that with my machine supposed impossible to run games and I seem to run the without any issues. S939 FTMFW! Edited by BlackOmega - 12/23/08 at 8:17pm