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How often should i reformat and why should i do this? I heard that 1 - 2 times a year is normal.
    
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1) Don't bump after 3 minutes... be patient.

2) I reformat every few months. Usually 2-3 times a year.

3) It just clears out all the crud windows piles up, gets your PC running like it's new. Make sure you back up your stuff, though.
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I did a reformat yesterday but I never back up anything Idiot.I have a 300 gig external hdd what's the best way to do a good back up.Im still downloading stuff and programs.Copy and paste in the external HDD?
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I reformat when I cannot save the system...
I ususally save the system...feel me?
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I did a reformat yesterday but I never back up anything Idiot.I have a 300 gig external hdd what's the best way to do a good back up.Im still downloading stuff and programs.Copy and paste in the external HDD?
Well yes you can do it that way.. just copy and paste everything to an external HDD. There are lots of ways... you can use a flash drive, ipod, burn dvds, or even send the files over the network to another computer. Just make sure you data is backed up. And yes it is normal I also reformat once every few months...
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Thank's going to do rigth now/lol.I lost everything.I never used my external.
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