Originally Posted by jasonlava
Windows Updates. In that process I would install Microsoft Update and let it do it's thing. Even after it installs all the updates, run it again until it says you are current.
Also, if you have an external hard drive or a bunch of blank dvds, NORTON GHOST! Creates a snapshot of your laptop's hard drive so if you want to reformat, you just reload from your image disk instead of going through all those steps.