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New install - best way to set up to reduce OS cruft?

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Old 11-03-2009
M Bourgon
 

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New install - best way to set up to reduce OS cruft?
I'm going to do a clean install on my 20gb primary partition - I've
backed it up using Windows Backup and VMWare's Converter, so that I
can virtualize my old setup.

What do people recommend to keep the computer shipshape? I've been
using Altiris' SVS for some apps, so I'm hoping to continue using
that. But any other suggestions definitely appreciated. My thought
is to use (???) to image the machine once it's set up with drivers,
and save that for the inevitable reinstall, and then try and
virtualize however many apps I can get away with. But there's always
the stuff that won't install right, etc, so I'm trying to figure out
the best way to handle it.

I'm sure this has been debated to death, but if anyone could point me
to the right thread, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 11-03-2009
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Re: New install - best way to set up to reduce OS cruft?
20gb seems a tad tight to me

"M Bourgon" <bourgon@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:fd0dae1b-2e03-4f61-a4fc-704bb6312877@r24g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
> I'm going to do a clean install on my 20gb primary partition - I've
> backed it up using Windows Backup and VMWare's Converter, so that I
> can virtualize my old setup.
>
> What do people recommend to keep the computer shipshape? I've been
> using Altiris' SVS for some apps, so I'm hoping to continue using
> that. But any other suggestions definitely appreciated. My thought
> is to use (???) to image the machine once it's set up with drivers,
> and save that for the inevitable reinstall, and then try and
> virtualize however many apps I can get away with. But there's always
> the stuff that won't install right, etc, so I'm trying to figure out
> the best way to handle it.
>
> I'm sure this has been debated to death, but if anyone could point me
> to the right thread, I'd appreciate it.



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