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Old January 15, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I'm not sure what you are referring to as factory settings. Settings of what? Though I thing I know what you were referring to. When I said its always better to do a reinstall I mean to wipe out the old os installation and put a fresh install in. This gets rid of any trial software junk, profile preferences set within windows that don't fit your needs, and such things like that. Prebuilt systems are loaded with all sorts of junk that only takes up space, and system resources like ram and cpu utilization. The only reason why I might keep the os in its original form is for the ease of swapping out those 2.5 drives and not have to deal with the worry of weather or not I'll be able to use the key on the oem sticker (or listed in windows gui) on the computer, with a installation disk I'll probably get off tpb.
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