Have you ever had to re-install Windows from scratch? If so you know what a slow and tedious process it can be. But if you take a few precautions there’s no need for you ever to do it again.
I haven’t re-installed Windows for years. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, I haven’t re-installed Windows since the arrival of Windows XP in 2001.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve often had corrupted systems; probably more than most folks. It’s just that I have solved the problem of getting Windows working again in another way.
Rather than re-install Windows, I recover my system from a backup image of my system drive. This usually takes around 10 minutes and I don’t even have to be in attendance.
That’s a big difference to the hours it takes to re-install Windows and go through the additional hoops of downloading all the Windows updates. Furthermore, I don’t have to re-install my application software because they all get restored from the backup image along with Windows.
It’s such an attractive and powerful approach that I recommend all users should setup a drive imaging backup system for their computers. You can even do it using free software.