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When is it time to reimage a PC?

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When is it time to reimage a PC?

j.candelaria
Hey everyone, just have a general question regarding reimaging a workstation. When do you absolutely know when to implement a new image as to replacing a hard drive. Is there certain steps to do before you reimage??

Thanx
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    Bizzo

    I'd suggest testing the harddisk and if it's ok, no bad sectors etc., but the OS fails, then reimage. If the disk fails then replace.
    I don't think there's really any hard and fast rule about it, but if the disk is faulty, get rid, if it isn't there's no point in spending to replace it.

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    Jbencsik

    It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to run chkdsk and defrag before reimaging the machine.

    I'll probably re-image my machines, if no problems occur, once a year. I'll create a new image with all the latest updates and whatever new software needs to be rolled out then push that out.

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    andy

    PCs are usually rebuilt if there is a problem that is expected to be resolved by the rebuild.

    See this guide.

    http://www.techsack.com/2008/08/04/how-to-rebuild-your-windows-computer-guide/

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    Bizzo

    I'd suggest testing the harddisk and if it's ok, no bad sectors etc., but the OS fails, then reimage. If the disk fails then replace.
    I don't think there's really any hard and fast rule about it, but if the disk is faulty, get rid, if it isn't there's no point in spending to replace it.

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    Jbencsik

    It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to run chkdsk and defrag before reimaging the machine.

    I'll probably re-image my machines, if no problems occur, once a year. I'll create a new image with all the latest updates and whatever new software needs to be rolled out then push that out.

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    andy

    PCs are usually rebuilt if there is a problem that is expected to be resolved by the rebuild.

    See this guide.

    http://www.techsack.com/2008/08/04/how-to-rebuild-your-windows-computer-guide/