I'm asking because I just saw this question: Best way to avoid OS Rot in Windows 7? and had never heard of the term "OS Rot" before. It's semi-comprehensible from context in that question, but ...
Possible Duplicate: How to keep a windows machine clean? I just spent quite a bit of money on a new laptop and Windows 7. My previous XP box died of the dreaded OS rot after about 3 years, ...