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Poll: What is the most common reason for reinstalling Windows?

There are many reasons you might need to reinstall Windows. Perhaps the registry has been corrupted, the machine is experiencing performance issues, or you can't remove a particularly stubborn bit of malware. What's the most common reason you've reinstalled Windows?

In the following IT Dojo video, I go over the three things you need to do before reinstalling Windows to make the process go smoothly.

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There are many reasons you might need to reinstall Windows. Perhaps the registry has been corrupted, the machine is experiencing performance issues, or you can't remove a particularly stubborn bit of malware. Whatever the reason, sometimes starting over with a clean install is the best option.

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