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Positive effects of a OS re-install

I have a slow computer, and I can uninstall unused applications, empty the cookies, scrub the registry, do a disk cleanup, and do a defrag, but it is still just kind of slow. If I do a Windows ...
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How Can I Reinstall Windows?

Okay I'm tired of trying to fix all these problems with my Broadband Internet So I decided to reinstall windows but my optical drive does not work in-order for me to use the recovery cds how do I ...
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Backup iTunes podcast download status for Windows XP reinstall

I'm preparing for a long overdue reinstall of Windows XP. I use iTunes to downoad oodles of podcasts; I have many episodes which I've not yet downloaded and won't until I've completed the reinstall. ...
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Problems with Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD

I lost my last OS X install disk and Apple kindly sent me (Leopard 10.5 - 2Z61-6037-A) a new one free of charge, however I'm having a problem. I load in the CD it pops up and the application opens ...
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Is it possible to format my iMac's drive and re-install everything?

I might be selling my iMac computer, and I know I have some CD's it came with. Is it possible to format the drive and bring it back to how it was when it was new? (using those disks)
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OS reinstall after CPU upgrade?

If I'm upgrading from an Athlon X2 AM2+ cpu to an X4 Phenom AM2+ CPU, do i need to reinstall my operating system? (I'm running Windows Server Standard 2008 x64)
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Reinstalling the iPhone OS

After using my iPhone for over a year, I now have 7 pages of applications and the phone has started to become old and slow. Coming from the windows-world, I suspect that a clean install will help a ...
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...