New laptop, reinstall OS first?

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simplemusic
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New laptop, reinstall OS first?

Post by simplemusic » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:18 pm

I have a new laptop, Dell XPS15 9500. (My 3rd Dell XPS) before I go ahead and setup the DAW and all my plugins, how important is it to reinstall the OS first.

The first 2 laptops did require some tweaking at the onset, but once done, they were fantastic (I use them for producing and for a full-on live set). I’ve just seen reference to doing a clean os install on other forums, and I would like to avoid that step, if it’s not really required.

Any views? (In the context of this being my 3rd XPS machine and pretty much know the small tweaks I need to do). Thx in advance

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Re: New laptop, reinstall OS first?

Post by Tarekith » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:36 pm

I would do it for sure, especially if you see they installed a bunch of apps on it already for you.
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Re: New laptop, reinstall OS first?

Post by Machinesworking » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:21 am

Considering that Windows can still be corrupted at the OS level, I would reinstall the OS if I was starting fresh. You're never in the wrong by being cautious.

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Re: New laptop, reinstall OS first?

Post by simplemusic » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:36 am

Thanks guys...have done that and am now going through the painful process of setting up the whole DAW environment...BORING!!!

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