Quote: Originally Posted by BTNH108464
everytime i buy a new PC, i back up all the drivers
and do a clean install, i hate all the bloatware software preinstalled.
That's what most people do. Typically, you can get newer drivers than what shipped with the system, so it gives a good chance to install cleanly, with updated drivers, and to do away with the restore partitions. I don't like the idea of a restore method being stored on the same disk as the system. If the drive dies, so does your restoration method. I always make the restore DVDs, or just do without them, creating my own system image.