[quote=NBR;1944490]not a bad idea
i usually try to do a clean install of windows “1 time per year” (sometimes more as it just depends of my system gets out of whack)
although the last time i did a clean install was back in Aug 2nd 2006 … [/quote] You must be “living right” to have Windows “last” that long…
With XP I’m doing well if I can go six months; during heavy program testing or exploring the outer reaches of cyber space it might only last several weeks. But that’s the beauty of having system restoration image: no matter how bad things get, you are only minutes away from a clean installation, and you are spared having to reinstall Windows and each program one at a time.