Re: [NTLK] Hard reset - Who Does 'em?

From: Loren Finkelstein (Loren_at_Finkelstein.Net)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 15:58:04 EST

That's not exactly what he was asking.

I regularly do the procedure that Chris mentioned, backup-wipe-restore.

I have never done a wipe, then clean re-install as Brad describes. I would
just hate to have to re-enter all those serial numbers & unlock codes for
the software that I have bought, like Dashboard, MoreInfo, XwordBuddy,
TimeTrax, and about a dozen others.

The backup-wipe-restore method does a lot for the Newton, and has always
been enough for me. And, a selective restore can be used to get rid of
extra junk. Also, some people use Soup editors to clear out extra junk as


On 3/12/02 3:30 PM, "Chris Chapman" <> wrote:

> Easy as cake. Just back everything up, remove the PCMCIA cards and do it.
> then wait for it to reboot, pop the cards back in and restore...
> -Chris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bradford Schmidt" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:15 PM
> Subject: [NTLK] Hard reset - Who Does 'em?
>> Curiousity: Does anyone ever do a brain wipe and reinstall stuff, just to
>> get a clean system? Having installed and tried so many shareware things
>> that I didn't keep, my system kind of reminds me of a windows box that you
>> uninstall things from but all those annoying supporting files and
>> associations are left behind. God love mac's for uninstalls. Anyway - is
>> it too much of a pain, or do folks do it.
>> brad

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