Re: [NTO] Clean install
- At 03:20 AM 12/2/00 +0100, you wrote:
>*This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) Pro*Hi Marco:
>Alle 13.23 Friday 01/12/2000 -0800, Paul King ha mandato a Marco questo
> >Do any of you gurus know a good site which outlines the steps
> >in a clean install for applications?
> >I have been in the habit of shutting down all programs except
> >Explorer and Systray after hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete, one at a time,
> >then closing down Ontrack FixIt and TSR's, but think I'm over-
> >looking something.
>Download WinTop from Microsoft Kernel Toys, so you don't need the
>With WinTop you can stop every program and you can also check how many CPU
>every running program is eating (BTW, is the porting of the Unix command TOP).
>Also, before install programs, remember to defrag your disk, so the new
>program can fit into a contiguous space.
Thanks for the tip on WinTop. What I failed to recall was the use of MSCONFIG
to access shutdown for other programs normally set to come up at startup. I
presume WinTop will take care of those, too.
Start | Run | Msconfig brings up the options for closing startup programs.
I normally defrag before and after installation of any major program. This
practice has saved me much setup grief I suffered as a tyro. <;-))>