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Subject:  Re: Question For The Board Date:  1/6/2013  3:24 PM
Author:  warrl Number:  183256 of 189504

Finally, if you are the person moving stuff to you new PC, it is much better to re-install everything. Using the Windows feature that transfers from the old PC brings a fair amount of garbage. Better after even a couple of years to start with a clean install.

More to the point, you will NOT reinstall everything. There will be quite a bit of stuff that, if you looked at it, you'd wonder "when did I install that - and, more importantly, why?". And some more stuff that falls into categories "well, that never happened" or "I don't do that any more".
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