Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx
i guess i just dont know which is better. I think I would rather do factory because less chance of a screw up, however even if a clean install goes wrong if I have factory cds (back up cds) I can always do that right? The cds mean I don't need anything else right they put all three partions back on the hd no matter what? lol just being carefull
If you do a clean install, you will not have the Toshiba drivers
, but you can download them from Toshiba before you start. You may not need them anyway. The clean install of Windows will give you new drivers and that may be all you need.
Maybe you got a drivers disc with the Toshiba?
Microsoft Security Essential and Malwarebytes is a good combination, but NOTHING you do will be perfect protection.
As long as you have factory recovery CDs that work, you can always go back to a factory state, even if you try a clean install first.
I don’t know what Toshiba will say about your warranty if you do a clean install. How would they know? If you have recovery CDs, you can always return to factory reset and your warranty should be OK.
If you don’t have recovery CDs, you should make them today.