Quick checklistupdate #1
Well, Iam at the point where I think I will format my main drive. I have taken backups of the stuff I want to keep (hope I got everything
) and Iam set to format. I just want to ask you what I could possibly have forgotten to do or get before doing so. Its not often that I format C, so I tend to be extra cautious.
Any tips on what to remember or do, to make things run smoothly and not regret doing it?Backup Checklist/Things to remember/consider:
documents (for the love of god, documents)
Bookmarks (I ALWAYS forget my bookmarks)
Drivers (good idea to have them ready for the format)
installers that you have downloaded.
Anything on your desktop?
Excellent thread, I was just about to format myself.
Saved games , this has annoyed me quite a bit other times when forgotten.
Chat logs , MSN/IRC/Other, all those funny conversations and remind-friend-of-awkward-things-he-said-while-drunk logs.
Configs/tweaks/hacks , running slow after format or not how you want? Keep those hax listed and saved!
Codecs , they can be a pain to remember or find again, especially when you need to watch something fast.
Various themes and skins.
I usually try to take a list of all programs I use then download latest version available to use after backup, searching one at a time is a real pain.
If you use a webserver to retrieve mail good. If you use Outlook Express ensure you backup your accounts, messages, rules, and address book.
I would recommend backing up your registry, just to be safe. Doing this saved me many cd-keys on my previous format.
MAKE 37 MILLION COPIES OF YOUR ETHERNET DRIVERS AND HAVE AT LEAST 15 AT HAND AT ALL TIMES.
Did you remember to turn off the oven?
Messenger caused flaw / Wierd popups about registry damage
This is just windows messenger. You can disable it. It's a gaping flaw in win 2000 and up, I think, that lets spam fly in like house flies.linky
... I apparently fail at UBB
How big is your C drive? you could benefit massively if you say, put aside 10gb for windows and other small programs, then keep all your essential drivers on the other partition. so you don't lose everything when you format.
Well you could have a small one for the windows install, another for installing games and another for storing files.
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