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Old 03-09-2009, 05:40 PM
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Question preferred reinstall option-recovery partition or cd?

Hi, I just though I'd ask- which do you prefer to do to a clean install of xp? Use the recovery partition (and get all the original crapware too) or a clean install from the cd with drivers backed up prior. This system does have an upgraded video card, so I suppose I'll have to back up those drivers anyways.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:47 PM
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I tend to use the recovery partition and use the infamous decrapifier.

Not the best answer, but I always seem to find warts in the backup/restore driver process. It SHOULDN'T be that difficult.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:59 PM
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I tend to use the recovery partition and use the infamous decrapifier.

Not the best answer, but I always seem to find warts in the backup/restore driver process. It SHOULDN'T be that difficult.
yes, I've done it both ways, seems drivermax always hangs reinstalling drivers anyways. I'm wondering if I'll have issues with the recovery partition method with the upgraded video card though.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:37 PM
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I tend to use the recovery partition and use the infamous decrapifier.
Ditto. It's a whole lot faster and more automated which allows me to work on other projects as well.
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