My other computer got totally messed up last week and we had to reinstall win xp and everything. Now there are so many things wrong with it, its slow as heck, and god knows how many viruses there are. I was wondering, since when people put viruses and spyware on your computer, it's all saved on the hard drive, could i just replace the hard drive and the computer will be like new again?
I have an extra hard drive but i was going to put it in an external enclosure and use it to back things up. So if i replace my old one with this new hard drive, could i reformat my old hard drive and put it in the external ecnlosure? or does the hard drive have to be brand new in order to do that?
One last question: If i do all this, and I uninstall win xp first, can i reinstall it on the new hard drive? or would it not let me becasue ive already installed it once?
Any help would be MUCH appriciated. Thanks!