Hi Stu I had a feeling this was going to be a pain. Third time now i've had to backup
& reinstall since I bought it. So basically just back-up programs & other things I put on
the system but stay away from OS files? Last time I had to re-install SP-1 & 2 I had a
hard time finding files that had no viruses & such. If lucky I may be able to get what I
You clearly do not need OS Files they are useless to you but backing up your personal data, downloaded files, documents, etc... are more important. Malicious/Infected system are/is hiding somewhere in your OS Files, and it may be executed in the background without your knowledge.
However, it leads me to think that your using None-Genuine copy of the files?
When you said this: "I had a hard time finding files that had no viruses & such."
Why are you finding the updates when you can update it through MS? They are Genuine when updating using their update features.
Pardon my assumption but that line right there seems odd because MS do not contain malware of any kinds except that the updates can be buggy at times... buggy doesn't mean malware...