How much should it cost to reinstall Windows on a computer?

by on May 16, 2010

Q: Someone asked me to perform service on his computers . I will like to know how much would this work cost to be done, There is 7 Pentium M HP laptops involved. Below is a list of work needed to be done on each PC.

1 Format Hard Drive
2 Install Win XP with Service Pack 3
3 Install Microsoft Office Package
4 AVG Virus Software
5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

One Response to “How much should it cost to reinstall Windows on a computer?”

    Consider calling some local computer shops as if you were the person that needed the work done and get some quotes on how much they would charge for these services.

    It really comes down to how much your time is worth to you, what kind of experience you have, and your relationship with this person.

    Also, as a tip, you can save yourself a bunch of time by building a slipstream WinXP DVD with all this software pre loaded and basically let the DVD do all the work.

    See for details.