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Clean install

by Mistresspage / January 12, 2010 1:25 AM PST

I have 2 computers, both Dells, one 2 years old and one 4 years old. They both run Windows XP. I have heard that it is a good idea to do a clean install to improve performance. I am seeking guidance regarding this advice. Thank you. Mistresspage

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Another adage comes to mind.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 1:50 AM PST
In reply to: Clean install

Don't fix something that is working.

Many do this Windows install but fail to consider they many have lost a CD, Driver CD or have a failed DVD drive or "other things not considered."

I don't do this unless I have a good reason.

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by jeff_windows_team / January 13, 2010 6:51 AM PST
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I agree with the Mod above. If anything I would look into adding more RAM depending on how much is already in each machine.

Also, what maintenance do you perform on the PCs?

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by Mistresspage / January 13, 2010 7:32 AM PST
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I regularly run disc clean-up and defragment. I had not thought about increasing my Ram. Could you remind me where I an locate that information on my computer? Also where I can find out how much I can add. I don't want to upgrade to Windows 7 because I will probably have to replace computers in the next 1-2 years.

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