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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 #21 of 88
I haven't actually reformatted in a long time. Probably since the beginning of september. I haven't had a virus or adware or spyware problem at all. That's because I just check e-mail, and come to ocn.
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post #22 of 88
I can't be the only one who reformats every month
post #23 of 88
Doing every month would be time consuming and annoying for me. I hate re-installing games, programs, and updating again. lol
    
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post #24 of 88
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I have to format every 6-9 months around. Windows just becomes slow and buggy.
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post #25 of 88
Now that I have Vista...never. With XP, I did it about once every 2 months.
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post #26 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
I can't be the only one who reformats every month
Dont worry dude I am there if I want to be or not.
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post #27 of 88
6-9 months unless I make a new rig or something brakes... I keep windows so clean that I don't slow it down.
    
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post #28 of 88
I reformat every... time I get a new computer?

It doesn't personally slow down for me any or show any difference in performance from a year later than when I first got it. So I have no reason to reformat.
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post #29 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriplePlay View Post
I reformat every... time I get a new computer?

It doesn't personally slow down for me any or show any difference in performance from a year later than when I first got it. So I have no reason to reformat.
You obviously don't do enough stupid things with your computer...
post #30 of 88
I reformat when I start to have major slow down or other problems, also if I screw something up badly enough usually it is just simpler to reinstall things then to try to fix it.

one of the computers in this room has been reformatted 5 times in the last week

but on average as is my vote it shall be 6-9 months
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