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Never unless I build a new rig / upgrade mobo because I'd have to reinstall every steam game again on my slow 128 kb/s connection
post #12 of 65
Only when I have to. Been going on this install for 6 months now and unless it messes up, I don't plan on reinstalling. But I keep my installs pretty clean for the most part.
     
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i used to reformat mine every 3months but now since i barely dl anything or install new software mine takes 6months to reformat
 
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Reformats are like women; for the first month or two your like "Oh my, this is awesome!" and then after that it gets as irresponsive and annoying as the last....
OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! That comment had me rolling on the floor!!!!
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post #15 of 65
As little as possible. I'm not as big on reformatting as I once was so I just try an keep it as organized as possible.
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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
Never unless I build a new rig / upgrade mobo because I'd have to reinstall every steam game again on my slow 128 kb/s connection
i back those up as well the way i do it is i just reinstall steam and the games are already there
    
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i create an image when i get my system set up the way i want it, and keep another image that i update every month or so. I like the way my Windows is set up at the moment.
 
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post #18 of 65
Once a month or two, earlier if new drivers come out.

Used to be every 2 weeks.
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post #19 of 65
only when needed. If you are responsible, theres no real upside to doing it frequently as things arnt cluttered or out of place to begin with.

I also HEAVILY customize my operating systms and its just an incredible PITA to redo everything if I dont have to... Like several days of work. Its worth redoing every time I have to reformat though...
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i create an image when i get my system set up the way i want it, and keep another image that i update every month or so. I like the way my Windows is set up at the moment.
How do I do that?
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