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every Week.

Just buy off ebay an old 40GB hard drive and install windows onto it and install all the programs you need and then don't even use it. when ever you want to reformat, reformat your main drive and copy everything over from the 40GB drive and you can keep doing in and it only takes like 30 mins


as for important documents. Back it up on Floppy.
lolwut?
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Usually around once a year for me, unless I've changed some hardware.

My Stepdad's I have to reformat every six months, only after letting him suffer with a slow PC for 5 of those as a slap on the wrist for downloading prawns and installing crap I've never heard of and toolbars.

Been using TuneUp Utilities for a long while now, me likey.
 
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I reformat my PC when I notice it performs so sluggishly.

Hey guys with experiences with registry-cleaning programs, is it true that it's recommended not to use any registry-cleaning programs? They always mess up registry unnecessarily?
    
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post #64 of 65
I format like once a week, something like that. It's boring. Not because I really need to format that often, but because I experiment a lot with Windows and GNU/Linux.
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A lot less these days compared to the early years with Win 95 and early pre SP3 XP. Its like when I made the switch to synthetic oil on my car. You get so used to changing your oil every 3,000 miles its hard to believe that you can go longer with the synthetics. But with the technology advances we have these days we can. Same goes with re-formatting your build.
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