Reformat or not?

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  1. alex p. keaton

    alex p. keaton OT Supporter

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    I just got my first PC laptop (HP zd7000) and it came with a bunch of programs and what not that I don't need. I'm not used to this kind of thing since I usually build desktops. Is it safe to reformat the whole computer from the very start, or should I just remove all the programs I don't need? It sucks to have a new computer and 10 gigs of a new HD are gone thanks to programs I'll never use.

    And if I should reformat, is there anything I should be aware of before I do so? Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    i uninstalled all the useless programs that came bundled with my ASUS S5200 last week. you should too :) good luck
     
  3. IAMwhitey

    IAMwhitey New Member

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    as soon as i get a PC i always reformat it to my liking and usually make partitions
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    definitely reformat.

    but partitioning is :greddy:
     
  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It's nice to have a separate data partition so that when you re-install your OS you don't have to back all your stuff up.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I zap laptops too, but you should have everything you need to get it up and running before you do. That usually means downloading and burning at least the network adapter so you can download other drivers.

    If your laptop comes with "rescue" CD's, then you really can't fuck it up - just zap it.
     
  7. alex p. keaton

    alex p. keaton OT Supporter

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    went ahead and did the reformat. thanks guys
     
  8. IAMwhitey

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    definitely, thats why i do it.
     
  9. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I actually have two separate hard drives right now, one mounted at / for the system stuff and one mounted at /home/adam for all my stuff.
     

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