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Is it healthy to reformat your computer and do a complete reinstall of OS (Win 7 Ultimate 64-Bit) alot or how often should u do it and is it bad if u do it to much?? :
    
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No. It is not really bad (i.e. nothing will happen to your computer)..just wastes your time if you reformat too frequently though. I usually "restart" 4 times a year or once every 3 months. It is all up to you though. If your system if feeling boggy and you aren't too lazy to back everything up and reinstalling, then by all means go for it!
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Pretty sure most peoples advice would be every few months
    
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then im on the right track every 3 months'ish here
    
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I dual boot so this isn't too much a problem for me as i use each OS about 1/2 the time so my cycles are about 1/2 a year =D but i suppose that it isn't common for usage like mine
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I re-install without formatting about once a year, usually less, and I rarely format.
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This is why software such as Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost, etc, exist. Create an image of a fresh install and just load the image when you experience OS rot. Seriously, though, unless you're the type to install a ton of freeware or test a lot of apps, I don't see why you'd need to re-install all that often. I've never had my systems bog down with normal computer use.
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