Originally Posted by steviet02
It's funny, Schillers own PR campaign against windows was because users were going to have to do a fresh reinstall.... Go figure.
Reinstalling SL takes about 40 mins and preserves all users, documents and applications as well as most application settings.
Reinstall windows and your down for a weekend working from backups, re-installs, and then resetting everything up. Backups work great but they usually bring back the problems you were having that caused the reinstall of the OS.
I've migrated my (Mac Users - meaning ME and my user accounts on my system) more than 20 times since Panther from MANY MANY machines. I've never lost a thing. I've been in IT and do more training every year (taking in) than most in the industry and I still can't get a Windows migration as perfect as Apple does and they do it in less than 2hrs.
Some applications in Windows you CAN'T install once you've upgraded the OS to current Updates without installing the App updates. Problem is you can't install the App until SOME updates have been run and the APP updates will not run on a bare bone install. Talk about a Catch 22. OS X has similar issues (Looking at you Filemaker) but these are vastly easier to fix, call the software company and speak to an American who is not only willing to help but will do it at NO COST (I'm looking at you SAP, Intuit, Microsoft, Dell, HP, ACER... )