a friend has a 3 year old pc.. never did any outstanding maintainance program.. did not do an image in the beginning.. only ran ccleaner once a month.. and running avast and MBAM when suspecting anything.. otherwise, machine is ok.. using for surfing/MSWord/email, video.. nothing out of the ordinary.. now planning to put a graphics intensive software, and already seeing some signs of slowing down..
so he was asking 'i just need all the files from my documents and downloads.. can we wipe off the HDD and do a fresh install and then put the graphics intensive software and then make an image and then copy all the GBs worth of files from my documents back.
it may be lot of work since he did not do a image.. also he has so many files that he needs to keep..
now he does not have any factory restore DVD for this Dell Win7 Home machine.
What would you suggest/recommend for this person? (would you reco be the same for a laptop as much a PC?)