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  • 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 #81 of 88
I just reformated last weekend,I did't really need to i just thought i wanted to. This is the first time since i built it maybe 1.5 yrs ago.
post #82 of 88
about once every 1.5 months. i like a clean install.
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post #83 of 88
Every 6 months to a year.
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post #84 of 88
i get a new computer every 2 years so every 2 years
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post #85 of 88
I reformat my windows partition every month or two.

The leopard drive only gets messed with if I have to get some OS updates (which happens every few months).

The SuSe partitions only got formatted once in the past 2 years - which just happened to be a few weeks ago.


And of course, my storage never gets touched.
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post #86 of 88
I reformat when a major new version of Windows comes out. My last format was after I bought Windows Xp, my most recent was when I built this computer and bought Vista. I guess that last one isn't a reformat, is it? Well, that other computer (my dual PIII 1GHz) originally had Windows2000 on it. I formated between those. So, maybe once every 5-7 years?

Windows isn't that complicated or difficult to keep clean and working. Not after going through 1994-1999 completely using Linux.

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post #87 of 88
I keep a schedule based on school. It ends up happening roughly every 4 months.
This is how it works.
1:September (schools in)
2:February (Half-Time)
3:June (schools out)
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post #88 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
I reformat whenever it feels slow and something is acting buggy
This sounds about right

But for me that happens to be about every 6 months

Whenever I get a new system tho, due to overclocking, BSOD's, and corruption, I end up formatting twice a month until things sort out with OCs
    
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