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Computer....been off for more than 12 months

Post by ReleaseRoderick » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:58 pm

I have a computer(WinXP Pro)thats been unplugged for 12 months. Is there anything i should be carefull about when restarting. It will not initialy have internet conn.
Also, how could i make that one an identical twin to this one with regard to content(Avant/i-tunes/Skype/all files etc) there a simple way, like make some cd`s. Both are WinXP Pro. The unplugged com is in another country.
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Re: Computer....been off for more than 12 months

Post by daveshrop » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:35 pm

Not used it myself but theres a files & settings transfer wizard under system tools in XP.

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Post by André » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:00 am

I would blow all of the dust out of the computer as I can.
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Post by blitzmaster » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:48 am

yep. i would clean first everything. ur motherboard maybe cluttered with dust esp. the fan of ur processor/motherboard.
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Post by Sergei » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:29 am

Yes, I would open it up and blow any dust out, but you shouldn't have any problems. When you do get online you'll have a lot of updates to download. Hope you have broadband! I would let your antivirus and Windows itself update before using a browser.

The files and settings transfer wizard might help for some things, but there really isn't an easy way to reproduce your installation. Your applications are pretty much embedded into your Windows installation, and that's specific to your hardware. If you had two computers with identical hardware you should be able to get away with cloning your hard disk, but otherwise no.
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