As a point of clarification, in this article I believe that Brien Posey is using the term ???Blank the hard drive??? to refer to reinstallation of a retail copy of Windows as opposed to wiping the disc.
I just wanted to put in my 2 cents regarding number 5, 'Blank the Hard Drive.' Personally I always blank the hard drive on my personal computers, but for friends/family/clients I just run PC-decrapifier and ccleaner. On my personal machines I make this recovery discs, run driver magician lite (DML), then blank the drive. DML is an absolute must as it allows you to back up only the .sys file and any files called by the .sys file. For those of us that like the minimalistic approach this is great because you end up with no manufacturers add-ons. I prefer this method way more than ???Making my own driver disc.
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