First Time wiping my laptop

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  1. Malice BMFH

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    I find it a little funny.

    I have had my HP Pavilion laptop for over 2 years, and I have yet to wipe it.
    Today, I copied all my data to my NAS, and wiped it.

    I am back online granted I have no apps loaded...Its quite funny, I reload all my other pcs...but I havent done this machine before

    I am sure I will see some performance benefits from it.
     
  2. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    can you break down how to wipe/format?

    i have to do that to mine and i'm not completely sure how it goes exactly
     
  3. Malice BMFH

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    First you need a VALID installable version of the OS...
    Once you got that, you need to copy all your data OFF the pc...
    I have a Network Attached Storage device, so its perfect for me.

    At that point I wipe the PC and install the OS.
     
  4. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I think my Mac could benefit from that.
     
  5. JP Smelly

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    So basically save all your stuff, then reboot?
     
  6. Malice BMFH

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    Yeah...get all data I want off it...format it...reinstall OS and drivers and software...

    Then I can copy data back.
     
  7. JP Smelly

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    Yeah, definitely going to do that this weekend.

    Wait.. I don't have OS. I have an OS X and a Leopard...
     
  8. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i've saved everything that i want to keep to my external hard drive.

    and now i just gotta find my XP cd and serial number and get to reformatting :(
     

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