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During the reign of my XP ol' school processors, I must've installed Windows at least 30 times, if not more. I remember having to call Microsoft due to blowing all the installations on my key. Mind you, this was before they changed the allowance on keys purchased or OEM key-ins. I haven't installed a whole lot since the inception of the 64 bit operating system. I'd go with 50 at the least, and at a maximum, 75.
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post #32 of 53
I would have to say Over 200 times starting form windows 98SE. I had to learn things the hard way lol... most the installs Ive done was for other ppl. And for me i would still say over 200 for installing for my self...hell i instlled it 15 times to get this build up and going. stupid stock bios on this mb was crap...thx god for IDE lol
 
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post #33 of 53
ive installed XP twice, installed it the second time to get SLi working.

It didn't help for long!

I've got a ghost unmounted copy of XP on my HDD, so i shouldn't EVER need to "re-install"
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well I run norton ghost also...but...i like to forget that i have it and never think about it till its too late.
 
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4 times in the last 3 1/2 hours.
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easily 30 times
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Ill be lcuky if i dont have to do it every month lol
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post #39 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by RuSo View Post
ROFL...... i didn't had internet at the time....remember it was on my old presscott system.....i havent installed a new xp for about a year now....altough i installed Vista 3 times already....but that was because my dvdrom dissapeared after updating..........
I've had that happen to me before. Found some guides online to fix it so I didn't have to reinstall.

I've never really had to till now. My windows xp icons are all screwed up. I'll get around to doing it when I don't feel so lazy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knickfan5745 View Post
easily 30 times
yeah, i rarely even activate windows, though I do have a legit academic copy. I have a nLite reduced xp pro cd, with most of my driver preinstalled and a make a new one a few times a year. I can have windows back fresh with eveything installed and setup in under an hour. I enjoy having a fresh windows.
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