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I'm feeling a little on the lazy side today, wondering what the tradeoffs are to doing in place upgrade.

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Microsoft suggest a fresh install. They Made it, I would listen to them.

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Although this is correct I don't always do what Microsoft tells me to do... –  KronoS Oct 12 '10 at 20:10

My response is: don't be lazy, because it will only nip you in the butt later on. A fresh install forces the computer to refresh drivers, temp files, and all the other crap that windows dumps on the PC. A fresh install usually only takes a few hours anymore anyways, which isn't much more than a typical upgrade.

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