How to Set Up a PC

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JuliaOfeefe02

just before I saw the check 4 $5180, I did not believe ...that...my brothers friend trully earning money part-time from there computar.. there uncles cousin started doing this 4 only six months and by now repaid the debts on their apartment and bourt a gorgeous Ford Focus. I went here, goo.gl/oR8j0

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ShyLinuxGuy

I tend to build rather than buy, but whenever I buy (or someone wants me to set up a computer they've bought), my standard operating protocol is to unbox it, power it on, format and partition the HDD, then install either Linux or Windows (or both).

After I've installed programs, drivers, updates and everything, I capture an image which I either create on a few DVDs or store on a partition, just like an OEM would do.

I don't ever think about using and customizing the install that comes with a computer. It's just all-around logical to do a clean install. A clean install takes roughly the same amount of time as trying to bring an OEM install to an unadulterated state.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Step 1

Burn a set of Recovery Disks

Step 2

Restore the Recovery Disks to be absolutely sure they work before your return policy has expired

Step 3 Return Computer if Recovery Disks do not Work Correctly
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Make a copy of the Recovery Disks (if they are good) before the Originals get Scratched or misplaced

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A friend gave me his AMD because the recovery disks were made correctly and the burning Software verified them as good even though he never checked them to be sure by doing a full recovery within the return policy

Needless to say, the Vista recovery Disks were actually bad and Vista was the only OS that the TV Tuner Crap would work with

ALWAYS restore your OS immediatly to be sure the disks are functional

and never trust your DVD Burning Software to tell you if the Disks are any Good
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I saved a second friend from misery by insisting that he restore his Best Buy generic computer immediately during the return policy

The Restore disks did not have the correct drivers for the hardware installed so I made him return the computer for one that he could fix himself

Of course Best Buy wanted a restocking fee but without the drivers, the computer was indeed broken so there would be No Restocking Fee

Bad Recovery Disks seem to be quite common in this game

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pastorbob

+100 => Bullwinkle J Moose

This philosophy also applies to backups made with services such as Crashplan and Carbonite. Been there, done that, got burned.

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Upyourbucket

Nice write up Gordon and David

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TheRyGuy

'“Whose a widdle PC?,”', I didn't want to be that guy....but it should be "Who's". :P

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