It's one of the first things I install today.
As to service packs, that's easy. I run Windows Update and let it rip.
"unistall MSN messanger" If I type that into google.com, I can pick out a good article and it's gone.
I'm going to reinstall my XP but want to do it in such a way I can document it should I need to do it again. Currently I am moving all my files and folders to an external hard drive. I'm also backing up all my music onto dvd's with some Nero programme. Then when a few other little programmes have finished I'm going to disconnect from the internet and start a full install, take it back to day 1.
What I have planned is this whilst not connected to the interent.
I inetend to delete all the bundled free stuff I didn't want in the first place like AOL offers and subsriptions to things (that come on the CD)
and the driver for my video card
Is there one place I can go to for all the microsoft updates including service pack2 so my computer is up to date. I also retentively defrag, disk clean up, adware, and cclean at least once a fortnight.
I always look at msconfig and I reduce the system restore thing to a bear minimum, I would love to unistall MSN messanger and windows explorer but hear that can be difficult.
Are there any tips you'd reccomend or programmes you think would be good for keeping the computer optimised.
Also are there any other programme that could be wiped out (I know this is all based on the preference of the user but ideas would be cool)Or any other ideas on how to speed it up?
I'm sorry if this is all over the place, and any other information you want let me know.