Hi! I'm your Slashdot assistant! I see you have misused the word "advise".
"Advise" is a verb. You advise someone on some subject matter.
"Advice" is a noun. You give someone advice.
Except that it does work for some purposes in some cases, as long as you're not expecting it to be a literal "truth serum".
Anything that suppresses higher brain function will make someone more likely to self-incriminate. Anybody who has been to a party with alcohol knows this. It might also cause someone to make stuff up or engage in embarrassing behavior, but that's not the same as "truth serum doesn't work at all."
Or you could look at a 1-2 year reinstall cycle as a positive: it's an opportunity to test and optimize your backup strategy, since desktop users rarely do that. You do keep backups, right?