Sometimes, the only way to get rid of the nastiest viruses is to erase the entire hard disk and reload the operating system from scratch with a Windows Reinstallation. This is also a great way to get rid of all of the electronic “baggage” that accumulates over the years as you install and uninstall software, create and erase files, etc. We can help you do this without losing any data.

This is an involved process, though, so shouldn’t be entered into lightly.  The steps to complete a Windows Reinstallation include:

  • Perform a full hardware diagnosis to make sure there are no problems there before you get started.  If hardware is failing, that has be be repaired before you go any further
  • Inventory your software to provide a record of what you have now
  • Collect any license keys for existing software (this may also involve getting installation CDs from you)
  • Backup your user data
  • Backup your system drivers
  • Erase your hard disk
  • Reformat your hard disk to start with a fresh file structure
  • Update your system  BIOS if possible
  • Reinstall Windows
  • Reinstall system drivers
  • Install all available Windows updates
  • Reinstall software
  • Restore user data
  • Test it all to make sure everything works

As you can see, Windows reinstallation is a long and involved process, which ends up costing a bit of money.  It can make your computer run a lot better, though, and may just allow you to put off replacing your computer.  Call us if you’d like to discuss the options!

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