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Old 08-10-2010, 06:23 AM   #21
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It does indeed!
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:31 AM   #22
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Copy Protected DVD's? Also, Does VLC Convert Videos?
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:55 AM   #23
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VLC Can convert video's, yes.

I'm fairly sure it does copy protected DVD's...
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:13 AM   #24
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I haven't re-installed Windows since I built this PC, around 4 years ago, and it is still going good. No issues what so ever. Runs pretty much the same as it did at the start. I just run maintenance programs every couple of weeks.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:24 AM   #25
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You guys should do this: Reinstall Windows once and install all the programs and things you use all the time. Then make an image of your hard drive using Acronis, Norton Ghost or whatever you prefer. Then next time something goes wrong or you just feel like doing a fresh install, then all you have to do is pop in the restore disc and you should be able to restore your pc in about 10 mins or less with the image you made.

My buddy told me about this a while ago and he made an image just like I said. He finally used it a couple weeks ago and said it worked great.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #26
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I don't really do an "annual reinstall". I mostly just do a virus scan while I pass the time on YouTube.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #27
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+1 for Acronis, this is probably the most effective way to reinstall.

For me it's:
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DVDFab 6.2 - Copying DVD's - Backups of course for the 4 yr old *sigh* so many discs have I gone through...
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Tweak7 - To enable "Take ownership" in context menu
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:59 AM   #28
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I've got Acronis TI 11 and haven't used it yet.

I'll use it when I finally pop W7 on my studio install. That's where it'll come in handy.
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I do maintenance about half a month, and re-installs about a month to a month and a half.
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I do maintenance about half a month, and re-installs about a month to a month and a half.
You reinstall windows every month and a half? You shouldn't need to do it that often.
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