Things to do before updating bios
Follow these 10 steps and you will, hopefully, not find yourself having to scramble for files or information that you need after the reinstall.I have gone to great care to test and retest this documentation.
If you want to upgrade to Vista, there are a lot of options available to you.For more information about these options and the pros and cons of Vista, please read When you run the Windows Vista set-up program, you will see a window with two options: Update and Custom (Advanced).The Update option is not available when reinstalling Windows Vista.Under the Custom option, you will be doing what is known as a Clean Install.There are some very good reasons why you might want to reinstall Microsoft Windows.Whether it is 2000, XP, or Vista, the registry can become corrupted or it can accumulate settings for programs long-since forgotten, leading to sluggish performance.
Or you can find yourself with a stubborn Trojan Horse.
The only way to be 100 percent sure that you have rid yourself of some particularly nasty viruses is to reload Windows.
I have wanted to document the steps needed to properly reinstall Windows for a long time now.
I always end up missing something after the reload and find myself scrambling to find IDs, passwords, configuration settings, or favorite Web sites lost in the reinstall.
Be sure to set aside a large block of time to do the reinstall.
Don't do it before a term paper is due or your business presentation slide show. An OS reinstall is also a good time to decide to upgrade.