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Dell XPS clean reinstall

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Hi
I have a Dell XPS for over 2 years now.
2 users (my wife and me)
The computer is getting slow to start, slow to navigate compare to the beginning.

Should I consider a clean re install?

If so what is the process?

Thanks
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I would recommend you back up what you want to save, such as pictures, music, documents, etc. Any thing valuable to you. Then you can do a factory reinstall or a clean install. Dell installs a recovery partition on the hard drive just to recover the computer to the way it was when you first bought it, this is called a factory recover. Note if you do a factory recover then you will lose everything that you that you have either created  or saved on this computer  such as pictures, music, documents, etc. That is why I requested you back up first. You will also lose any applications or updates you installed since you purchased the computer. If you have discs of these applications then you are fine you can reinstall the applications after you do the factory restore. I really do recommend you do a factory restore to get your system running like it was when you first bought it but just back up before you do it. if there is nothing on the drive you wish to save go ahead and do the restore. But don't sue me if there is something that you should have saved before you did the factory restore.
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