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Old 04-09-03, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default After formatting your PC

what are the first programs you install after you reformat your computer?
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Old 04-09-03, 06:02 AM   #2
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Anything you want on there, I would start with all the service packs then install all the other stuff you want on there. Also moved to general software
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Old 04-09-03, 08:52 AM   #3
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Drivers, Norton Systemworks, ZoneAlarm, Winzip + WinACE + WinRAR, Adobe Acrobat Reader, MS Office, Paintshop Pro, Printshop Pro (for the wife), Roxio + Nero burning software, eMule, BF1942 + C&C Generals + UT2003.
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Old 04-09-03, 09:00 AM   #4
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Windows XP (duh ), Service Pack 1, motherboard chipset drivers, DirectX 9(a), video drivers, all other drivers not covered by motherboard chipset, WinRAR (no need for Winzip, WinACE, etc), Individually downloaded Windows updates, AT&T Connection service software, Avant Browser, then everything else which is too numerous to list.
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Old 04-09-03, 10:02 AM   #5
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98se, intel .inf update, 98se IE 5.5 update, intel app accel, dx9a, drivers, cacheman 4.1, rivatuner, atuner, netscape gold 3.0, mozilla, windvd 4, smartFTP, and then I run all my .reg scripts to re-install my games/apps from other hard-drives.

Takes about an hour and a half now if I start from scratch from freshly formatted to fully tweaked. I don't ghost, I find rebuilding the old HD sort of a relaxing distraction.
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Uhm, after a format, I stick my Drive Image floppy in, point it to an image I made, and take a nap. When I wake up, I have very little to reinstall - if anything!
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Old 04-13-03, 01:28 AM   #7
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I haven't gotten around to re-installing all the stuff that I need, and I am thinking of formatting again
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YES!!

I just gave Norton Ghost 2003 a whirl. This version has a Windows interface and works really well. Tell it what you want it to do with a few clicks, it reboots into a Viritual "PC-DOS" partition, carries out its orders, then reboots you back to WinXP. And it's FAST!!

Just imaged a few of my partitions.
Might be snagging some harddrives tomorrow.

My choices are...

(*) One WD 80GB 8MB Cache Special Edition.
(*) Two WD 40GB 8MB Cache Special Editions.

Basically, either one 80 gigger or two 40s.

I'm leaning towards the two 40GB drives for possible RAIDage in the future.
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I have Systemworks 03', I always uninstall ghost
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SP1 and nForce2 drivers, video drivers, sound drivers, all other drivers, and then Winamp
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