10 things you should do before, during, and after reinstalling Windows | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com

  1. Document your login IDs, passwords and settings
  2. Export your e-mail and address book, bookmarks/favorites and cookies
  3. Download the latest applications, drivers, and service packs
  4. Load Windows
  5. Reconfigure personal settings
  6. Enable previous versions and create a ‘clean install’ restore point
  7. Configure network, install service packs, patches and security updates
  8. Install anti-virus and malware + firewall
  9. Setup and configure network connection
  10. Run Windows Update to scan for new drivers and updates
  11. Install Service Packs
  12. Create a new Restore Point
  13. Reload your drivers and apps
  14. Image your system!


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