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Installing fresh operating systems, then updating them.

May 05, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"When you buy a new computer, most of the time the operating system comes pre-installed. This is generally, unless otherwise specified, microsoft windows. I am not considering Apple hardware because they do not want to give you a choice. With pc's you do have a choice although the average computer users does not yet realise this.

"Due to the average computer users computing habits, the pre-installed operating systems become corrupted, virus ridden or part of a growing club of the botnet variety. At that time about the only sure fire way of cleaning up the computer is to do a complete wipe and re-installation of the operating system.

"This is such a common occurrence for windows users that, where I live at least, most computer shops offer a windows re-installation service for around $20US. This is a good little money spinner and unfortunately people who regularly use this service end up paying much more than they originally paid for the license to use windows."

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