New year’s resolution


Some people might make ridiculous resolutions that can’t be met, not in a decade, let alone in a year. So why do people do this? I would love to say that I am different, maybe I am. You see I use to make these resolutions my self, but after New York I just can’t…

You see the thing is, I still have some bizarreness left… I have this rather strange ritual of backing up, downloading all the latest drivers, latest versions of all my favourite programs and then…

Formatting and reinstalling!

Before you think that this is a blog entry about the pains of using Windows or a rant against Microsoft, it is not. The bizarre thing is, I rather enjoy it. There is something about a clean install, hard to explain, maybe just a fellow geek will understand it…

So where does my little ritual come from? In the golden days of Windows 95, 98 and Windows XP, Windows tend to slow down over time. Now most people will not notice this. It is gradual. It happen with time. Everything you install and uninstall leaves something behind…and in time it kills responsiveness.

As a gamer, this mattered. Especially if you are on a budget, even more so if you are a student and on a very tight budget. A good clean Windows was good for a couple of frames… So doing a clean install once in a while was the right thing to do.

Why January then? Well coincidence really. I used to work December’s, my primary resource for my computer fund. So come January it was time to spend it on an upgrade of some sorts. All respectable PC’s know a clean install is the only way to go for maximum speed on new hardware.

So why do it then if you running Windows 7? The best ever produced by the big MS? With all it upgrades and ways to counter the slowdown over time…

Well that’s the question really? That’s the reason for this post. It looks like my ritual is becoming redundant…

You see Windows 7 did not really degraded since I started using it. Despite the fact that I upgraded drivers several times as they matured, tried various software to see what works, what is probably most amazing of all, Windows 7 is the first Windows I have adopted at launch.

That my friends, goes a long way to impress this PC, so much so to actually blog about it!

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