Reinstalling/Reformating on a Laptop
by AnthonyM83 - 9/25/07 9:13 AM
Looking for some input on this:
I just bought 1-year old used Acer laptop. I was thinking it might be a good idea to just reformat it and start clean. I don't much care about losing stuff like Microsoft Office, I'll just use OpenOffice.
BUT I'm concerned about losing certain tools on the laptop. For example, the tool on the taskbar that lets me choose my power settings or the graphics accelerator driver or this "Synaptics Pointing Device" (is this required for my touch pad to work properly?) or the Network Connecion that knows I have WiFi hardware and searches for connection on startup.
Would it be better to just clean out what I can instead of reinstalling Windows / reformatting (been told they're the same things?).
Thanks for the help