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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I got my hands on a copy of Windows Xp Home (yes I wanted home) and I'm wondering what to do with it. I'm all for the reformat since my computer is a little strange anyway, but what programs? So basically I know I'm getting ad-aware, but what else? Note that I will not be useing any antivirus programs. I have a hardware firewall that blocks intrusions and i only go to about 4 websites which I trust so no viruses..
     
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    I am back from reformats! Success! I am now officially geeky enough to pick out chipset drivers and LAN network adapters and do the actual reformat myself. I am proud of myself though, usually when I want a reformat I am at the mercy of my uncle. However without this forum telling me how to boot off image files, there would have been no reformats. Tis a very good newbie friendly place and I respect you for that. :)
     
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    hi

    Good job on successfully reformating. I highly urge you however to get a good free antivirus program. You can get a virus from more ways than just surfing on unknown websites... also you are doing a dis-service to the rest of the computing community by not having an anti-virus program. You may be unknowningly spreading virus' to others. Also there is simply no reason to not run one especially if you are alright with running ad-ware. Anyways thats just my 2 cents and i would never run w/o one.

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    AVG free edition will atleast give you a little virus protection and windows defender is not to bad either!

    p.s - well done on doing it all yourself!
     

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