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Is it okay to reinstall an OS during a thunderstorm?
 

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If you have a UPS, and if you don't get hit by lightning.

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Seriously, I wouldn't do it if there's any chance of the power going out. If it goes out, I'd format everything and start over.

I use a UPS on every desktop I have.
 

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The storms had moved 90% through before I even started and no power went out.

Whatcha think?
 

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...and I was doing this on my laptop, not desktop... if that makes a difference...
 

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I get paranoid with thunderstorms and lightning. The laptop is switched off and i also remove the power plug from house power socket. There is a surge protector in the main switchboard outside, but i don't like taking chances.
 

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I get paranoid with thunderstorms and lightning. The laptop is switched off and i also remove the power plug from house power socket. There is a surge protector in the main switchboard outside, but i don't like taking chances.
That is good advice for anything that runs on electricity now a days. A nasty surge wiped out my brothers tv, stereo and stove. Yeah, it has a processor in it as well... :doh: About five grand in damages total. :(
 

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If you have a UPS, and if you don't get hit by lightning.

:D

Seriously, I wouldn't do it if there's any chance of the power going out. If it goes out, I'd format everything and start over.

I use a UPS on every desktop I have.
Why would you use a parcel delivery bloke in a Brown Lorry in a thunderstorm??? :worry: :confused:
 

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:hyst: UPS...Uninterruptible Power Supply. Basically an ever rechargeable battery that is plugged into the house power circuit and the PC is plugged into it. Power goes off, battery keeps your PC up long enough to shut it down "gracefully". In other words you get to save your work, log off, and power down your PC.
 

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He knew that. I think. :shrug:
 

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I assumed he did. Hence the Hysterical laughing man at the begining of my post. Then I thought someone might not know, so I posted the balance after the laugher... :)
 

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Then I thought someone might not know, so I posted the balance after the laugher... :)
Hey, thanks!! :D :beer:
 
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