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Planning to reformat Windows XP...


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Serenadier

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Autoruns, TFC, Defrag
Ran all the suggested programs and in order?

Yup. The defrag did a bit, not seeing significant difference though.

EDIT: Anyway, just so you know, I was thinking of a reformat because I thought it might be good to start fresh. It's been 5 years and my computer has been infected & customized many times, so I thought a reformat will do away with the remnants.

Edited by Serenadier, 20 December 2010 - 11:04 AM.

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Yep it would give you a fresh start. Question is there a recovery partition on the hd?
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There should be. It's this system's recovery partition, or called Vaio Recovery. Utilizing it to give the system a fresh start will only bring back all the crapware and bloatware... won't it?
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Yes but a small price to pay to get all the correct drivers installed. The bloatware and such you can uninstall manually.
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