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Poll Results: How long?

 
  • 22% (43)
    Every 1 to 3 months
  • 21% (41)
    3 to 6 months
  • 16% (32)
    6 to 9 months
  • 39% (76)
    10 months+
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post #11 of 88
I do it as little as possible. I only reformat if something is FUBAR. Usually that happens once every 9 months or so.. More frequent when its a fresh install as stuff tends to get screwed up more.
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post #12 of 88
'Bout every 3 to 6 months.
 
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post #13 of 88
Well depends if I am trying to dualboot linux then its about everyday till I give up LOL.

But for normal use unless I accidently run a bad oc or bork my install which happens everyonce in a while (more so with XP then vista, I can usuallyg et vista to recover easier) Ill try to do it jsut every few months. So really it all varies.
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post #14 of 88
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Hmm pretty interesting. So for, it seems like most people tend to re-format within 6 months.

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post #15 of 88
I try to take good care of my OS so I have to re-format as little as possible. I've only had this comp since last oct or so so It hasn't been reformatted at all but my last comp runnin on Win 2K ran for almost a year and a half without a reformat. It technically still hasn't been reformatted that 40gb HD still has the same crap on it its just lost in a box of old junk somewhere.
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post #16 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Thats often! What hapens?
Nothing bad happens, I just do that to keep my system from slowing down. That and I'm constantly trying new motherboards, so I have to reinstall then as well.
post #17 of 88
Last time I reformatted was when I installed Vista 11 months ago >_>
post #18 of 88
...Well... I also used to re-install at least every six months (except if stuffing around with dual booting a linux distro caused me to have to do so a little more frequent...) untill I started running System Mechanic 5 and Magic Defrag... it has been ages since I re-installed

(And I am about to go Vista in the next month and I am planning to see how long I can go without the need for a re-install... will just have to limit the crap I install)
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post #19 of 88
Not enough (10+ months)
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post #20 of 88
Usually Every 6 Months or so. Unless I'm having too many problems.
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