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As long as you are using a disk with the same version of the OS, it won't matter if you installing over the top.
For example, Win XP Pro disk over a Win XP Pro install will work but a Win XP Pro over a Win Xp Home won't.
Go to the My Computer icon and right click on it, then select properties. The General tab in the box that pops up should show Who the software is registered to and the activation key. Write those down for safe keeping.
Start the Win re-install and install to the main directory. You should get a box saying that an existing version of windows is there and asking to confirm to install over it.
The install program should pick up the existing activation key without you having to do anything there.
As for the paragraphs, I use two hits of the enter key to spread things out. You must make sure that you have a US keyboard setting in windows otherwise your linefeeds are stripped out of the text.
are Photoshop and AutoCAD the only applications with high memory usage? If so I would test the memory modules.
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Computer Browser is a required service. Try enabling it again and see if that helps.
If all else fails, Try a re-install over the top of windows. This should enable all the required services as well as replacing any modified files without disturbing any installed programs.
From the sounds of it, this user may need to be restricted from installing any add ons or additional programs.
Apple Mobile Device service is for I-tunes and I-Pad/I-Pod connections, so that is not a loss unless your company uses I-Pads in the field. Bonjour is the service that actually connects the I device to the internet so you may want to disable that as well.
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