This is our standard charge for installing Windows on your PC or laptop and does not include the cost of software. We will re-use your old product key to save re-purchasing if possible. This service is offered when you install a new hard drive or SSD into your computer and do not have a system image backup to restore.
Some people in preparation of sale of their computer will use a fresh install to remove any trace of personal information from the hard drive.
Lastly we often perform a fresh installation on computers with severe virus infection that would cost more to remove the infection than to just reinstall Windows, software, data and settings.
This service includes a either a fresh installation of Windows onto a newly formatted drive, or can be installed over the top of existing installation to allow user data and settings to be pulled into the new installation.
All windows service packs and updates are applied and a Microsoft Security Essentials virus protection is activated (*unless customer aftermarket software will be used)