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We better be able to alter the factory state, I want it to have my programs pre-installed (i.e. firefox, thunderbird, etc) if I even want to use it.
    
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great feature but DO NOT LIKE. due to the fact that i work at geek squad and if people have that if they get a virus or screw something up. they might be able to fix it themselves. . make a lot of our money in o/s repair/virus removal.


It may be a nice feature.. but for one .. will it work as intended??

for two.. you still will have to re install all your apps wont you ?
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We better be able to alter the factory state, I want it to have my programs pre-installed (i.e. firefox, thunderbird, etc) if I even want to use it.
It'll have built-in backup so just make a nice clean baseline you can always revert to.
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It'll have built-in backup so just make a nice clean baseline you can always revert to.
Window 7 already has a built in backup... if you have ultimate... cept theres no option for compression... which is why I use ghost... but either way... are they not images so its almost the same as ghost...
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Now if this factory default removes all your drivers than it still will be beyond an average user's abilities.
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post #46 of 73
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we better be able to alter the factory state, i want it to have my programs pre-installed (i.e. Firefox, thunderbird, etc) if i even want to use it.
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now if this factory default removes all your drivers than it still will be beyond an average user's abilities.
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This could be great, but they should have a dialogue box allowing you to select programs that you wish to be kept throughout the process.
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It'll have built-in backup so just make a nice clean baseline you can always revert to.
I already have that, I only install Windows to my 20GB C:/ drive and have a script that automatically puts my programs registry and AppData entries back in the right spot off my 2TB drive.

So unless its superior to my version of it, it's practically useless, you may as well just reinstall if you need to replace anything, especially considering Microsofts history of shoddy code on good features. (ReadyBoost, System Restore in ME, etc)
    
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So? I'm pretty sure geek squad is known for taking advantage of people.. This is an early leak, if you're still doing low level geek squad work by the time windows 8 hits retail you shouldve either moved up to a better position or better yet, get a different job.

Geek squad requires what, an A+ cert and nothing else? Not like you trained all your life for that.
lol well true. i will be higher up the pole barring unforseen circumstances. atm im part time witch means i dont have to have any qualifications witch i dont. as far as A+ etc. though i do have my AA in electronics tech. computer network design and support.

but in the world of geeksquad there are a lot of positions besides people that work at best buy stores.
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isn't that restore to factory the same as the restore point of win7 ?

if i do a fresh install, and before installing any ****, i create a restore point, and when win7 starts working like crap, i just sent it to the first restore point ?

isn't the same ?
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