I just love to reformat my hard drive and start over from scratch. Okay so that’s a lie, but it is nice to start fresh every now and then when my computer becomes so slow and even using crap cleaner and defragmenting doesn’t help.
The first thing you want to do before reformatting your hard drive is to back up all of your files either onto DVD’s, any cloud service or a back up hard drive. I chose to use a back up hard drive because I don’t really feel like having to copy all of the files from DVDs or having to download all of my files again. I won’t have to do anything with a back up hard drive, I’d just leave all the files there because they are easily accessible if I need them. I’ve already done that, although I had a little issue when moving files around that resulted in panic and using Recuva. See my last post.
The second step is to reformat my hard drive, but making sure I pick the correct hard drive, you know, the one that has my current operating system, not the back up hard drive, because talk about a nightmare. UGH!
The UPS tracking says it will arrive tomorrow between 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. which means I can start reformatting either tonight before I go to bed, or when I wake up early in the morning. I like to be prepared so I can just pop the DVD in the drive and get the show on the road, because the sooner I install the new operating system, the sooner I can get back to doing the thing I love to do, which is check Facebook and Twitter, despite the fact that I can do that on my Chromebook, Nook HD+ and my phone. Could someone remind me why I even still use a computer? :p
I’m just kidding, of course I have a computer so I can play EverQuest, blog, money management, print packing slips and labels for my Etsy shop among many other things. It’s not just about Facebook, although that’s mostly what I use it for.
I was hesitant to get Windows 8.1, but now I’m kind of excited to start over with a new operating system. This should be fun.