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post #31 of 65
Only when I get new components. I like to keep my install super clean. Regardless I have never had too much slowdown after a year of use.
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post #32 of 65
I do it if Im testing something new, changins os, have some horrible virus, some problem I cant fix otherwise...normally now I can go a year or more with no reformat
    
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post #33 of 65
I hardly ever reformat, this install of windows has been on well over a year and its running as good now as it did on day 1... People who reformat every few months obveously dont know how to look after their PC
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post #34 of 65
Well i format my PC when i have a severe issue that i cant fix, i used my OS for like 1 year before formatting i dont see any slowdowns at all.... My advice is to format when there is no other option.
post #35 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
I probably format and reinstall Windows twice a year. I'm on a fresh install right now though.
Same here, usually 6-9 months. I move all my important files to a separate HD and begin all over again. I'm sure there's an easier way to do it but I've been doing this since windows 95. I do it just for the fresh feeling... it's all placebo
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post #36 of 65
I try NEVER to. I like to keep things how I like it and getting it back is just too much hassle, the only thing that slows down is boot times and I rarely turn my computer off anyway so it doesn't matter, and even when I do im not usually in some kind of race.

I just keep my system under control and working, so there never is a need to reformat.
   
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post #37 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by tianh View Post
Everyone says every 6 months is good, while others say you never need to reformat if you keep your PC clean and organized. Comments?
I reformat every 30 days.
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post #38 of 65
BradleyW lol i am sure your HDD's are in very good shape....
post #39 of 65
I am pretty meticulous.

Unless some part of the OS screws up epicly, or there's a need to, I don't reformat.
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I've been running for almost two years on my laptop... eight months on my desktop. I only reformat when something goes wrong or I change major hardware.
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