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Discussion in 'Computers' started by alostpacket, Nov 9, 2011.

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Do you slipstream your OS (or equivalent recovery disc)

  1. Yes, I'm a responsible, forward thinking, tech-savvy user

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  2. No, I just keep a lucky rabbit's foot nearby

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  3. Only after a few margaritas

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  1. alostpacket

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    I really need to get around to doing this.

    Thinking I may use a USB. But I guess having both a USB and DVD as bootable would make sense.
     

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    I do that .But more so because I am lazy and I want everything out of the box after re-install reducing actual install time .
     
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    Yeah, I do that too... but only slightly. Like if I really want a particular set of software or need some specific drivers.
    I backup my data to external drives. When I need to re-install the OS, I deal with it. And actually enjoy it (x| x = linux & x > Windows Vista)...

    Installing XP sucks... need to pull drivers off of a floppy... :/ and who likes installing vista.? no one. That's who.

    Now, installing Fedora was fun. And getting the nice list of new features every six months in ubuntu is a blast. Now, I do tend to sit on my Mint installs though...
    Well, look like I got a little bit off topic.... so I'll be putting all that in hide tags...

    I did do a slipstream install once, and it was going to add in software too, but turns out it was an online installer, I needed an offline installer, so I nuked it.
     
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    Well OS is not the only stuff I have SS .I had slipstreamed .net 1.1 SP1 in the original installer so that it could be installed on win 7 .
    Win7 SP1 is a must since installing that much stuff is a drag .
    other "softwares " can be SSed but ninite is more suitable .
    It's updates plus drivers for me ,every three-four months .
     
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    Rabbits foot. Simply because I haven't got the USB media at my disposal to create backup images. Once I have, I guess it will be "none of the above"
     
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    So it would take a few extra margaritas for you then ;)
     
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    I'm more of a Cognac and Sottish Isles Whisky man myself...

    Once I have media, I would be taking periodic images rather than slip streaming. I've plenty of storage so I can keep a few images on the go at any one time...
     
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