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In under an hour your personal computer can be running as good as new! Over time a computer is bogged down by all the programs and files added to it....
Create backup copies of all the personal files that need to be saved: A. Select files to be copied then either: Option 1. Drag and drop ...
Obtain copies of the hardware drivers for your computer by either: Option 1. Locating the original driver disc that was included with computer wh...
Place the Windows Vista Re-installation Disc into the Computers Disc Drive: A. Push the button located on the disc drive to open it. B. Snap t...
Restart the Computer: A. Go to the start menu. B. Choose the restart option. C. Quickly press any key when screen shows: "Press any key...
Choose the Language to be Used by the Computer: A. Place cursor over the desired language and left click the mouse. B. Verify desired language...
Choose the Time and Currency Format Desired: A. Select the proper country
Choose the Keyboard Type of the Computer: A. Verify the proper country is selected B. Click "Next"
Start the installation process: A. Click "Install Now --" Note: Choose either "What to know before installing Windows" or "Repair your computer...
Accept Licensing Terms for Windows: A. Read licensing terms Note: Reading the licensing terms for Windows Vista is important because it states t...
Choose the Type of Installation: Option 1. Select 'Upgrade" to install an upgrade to the current Windows Option 2. Select "Custom" to era...
Create a Partition on the Hard Drive to Install Windows: A. Select "Drive Options (advanced)" B. Delete all partitions by highlight them indiv...
Create a User Name: A. Type in a desired user name B. Select an icon C. Click "Next" Note: Include a password if desired.
Choose a Computer Name and Default Desktop Background: A. Enter a computer name B. Select a background from default options Note: The backgr...
Choose a Security and Windows Update Option: Option 1. Select "Use recommended settings" for standard security settings Option 2. Select "...
Choose the Time Zone and Verify Date and Time: A. Verify correct Time Zone is selected B. Verify correct date is selected C. Verify correc...
Great work! Now the computer is running smoother and quicker. It is best to perform the reformatting process every few months to maintain a top-runn...
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