nothing ever seems to beat a fresh installation of windows, it boots fast and games run at peak fps..etc
last week i thought, i hate having antivirus scanners and having to use junk cleaners and have all these running apps..etc and i'm tired of sudden software problems forcing me to seek info and help or reinstall.
i came up with a theory (i'm sure i'm not the first) that some probably wont like because it requires a slight change in user habits which i know is fiercly defended but bare with me and sorry for long post
main ingredient is Deep Freeze 6.0
which i used to dislike for several reasons but i then recently thought of a way around those reasons and realized how great this software's potential is.
so here was my plan layout which so far for a week straight has worked perfectly.
>disconnect cable modem (to help avoid possible infection after install)
>full formatted install of XP using 2 partitions (c will be frozen while d will stay thawed)
>updated all drivers and configured XP to my liking
>move "my documents" folder to D: drive (so default gamesaves..etc work as normal)
>install all games to D: partition so they can be modified however the game requires it to. also install frequently modified apps here such as Opera browser.
since C drive is restored every reboot and secured as site claims i saw no reason to install much of any 3rd party apps to C: as to help maintain OS integrity and speed.
even though changes require using "thaw" mode and reboot, i think the overall time it saves me in long run would be worth it.
theoretically i guess i dont even need a firewall since any viruses would be elimited on reboot but i used NV's hardware firewall instead so it wont eat cpu time and is decent.
after all that i freeze partition, connect to internet and so far i have to say its the best thing i think i ever did, DF works like a charm in this fashion and my benchmark scores remain exactly the same for a week now.
i know i havnt tested this long and hard enough yet but does anyone see any flaws in my idea of a perfect pc?