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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 #41 of 88
Usually start fresh after 3-5 months, keeps everything running nice and smooth.
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post #42 of 88
Well I re-format every 6 or so months just to clear out all my old crap I've accumulated and to start clean. Never have any persay problems or slowness that force me too more like habit. Been doing it this way for years, all my important info I back up every couple of days.

Of course it seems I avg one or two mb a year so that may have some to do with it
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post #43 of 88
imo reformatting is like rebuilding an engine. I'd like to do it as little as possible with all the damn work required. Though in the end I guess it is worth it... unless you build with stronger parts! That is where reformatting loses.
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post #44 of 88
As little as possible, i dont ever worry about just all a sudden deciding "Hey, I'll reformat!!" It will let me know when I need to reformat
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post #45 of 88
Well it sure has been a while that i didn't format ill keep it that way my PC is clean anyway
 
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post #46 of 88
Every semester, so about 3 times a year.
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post #47 of 88
Keep the shiz clean, and once per year is more than enough.
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post #48 of 88
Windows: anywhere between 1-3 months; longest streak was 6 months no reinstall

Linux: once a month because I like to F stuff up

OSX: I've only done it once because I thought something was wrong... Nothing was wrong, though. So I'd say once every 8 months.
post #49 of 88
I tend to reformat more out of boredom than need...

... I just like the opportunity to tweak my OS and install smaller and slimmer subsequent versions
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post #50 of 88
Maybe about once a year or so, recently it's been with a hardware (mobo/cpu upgrade) and a new hard drive before then. I think my next one is due soon before I get SP1 for vista
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