I prefer reinstalls as a last resort unless the client requests it, and then, I do a reinstall, patch up with windows update, adobe reader, java, flash, and maybe office and AV on request.
Better to just install them manually, and most of them have web installers so I can just keep them on a USB stick with my tools.
Well this way you don't have to open each individual web installer. Just select the apps you want and hit go and patchmypc does the rest automatic for you.
What a great idea! I have 3 different peoples' computers right in front of me, and although I knew about that program, didn't even think about using it on them! Thanks, warwagon!
ya give it a try on them, i'm pretty sure you will fall in love. One word of advice. For some reason if malwarebyes get updated with that application, patchmypc doesn't tell malwaredbytes to not reboot. So sometimes the PC will shut down and reboot after the malwarebytes updates with patchmypc. So I usually do that one by hand.