I've got a fair few problems going on with an Alienware laptop I'm using. It's pretty much been a constant money drain since I got it and I have little intention of repairing current hardware issues (fans, hard-drive, keyboard) due to my remote location and the age of the laptop series in question. As of writing, certain stupidity and mistakes by yours truly to uninstall Office 2007 have resulted in Windows Installer being lost and the computer's sound systems no longer operating along with other minor software stuff. The only software I need (Steam), I have the passwords for on a USB. Should I do a factory reset to start over from a clean slate with these software issues resolved or would that be dangerous given the current hardware state of the computer?