Is it okay to reinstall an OS during a thunderstorm?
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.stone said: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.
Why would you use a parcel delivery bloke in a Brown Lorry in a thunderstorm??? :worry:jpark said:If you have a UPS, and if you don't get hit by lightning.
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.