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post #41 of 59
so far within the past two months 3 times... only because i had to, otherwise i would only do it once a year or so
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post #42 of 59
Probably 6 months or a year. Depends my mood if i see something wrong i cannot fix, i would reformat and reinstall and start all over and be careful next time. We all learn something from it. Sometimes you get strange glitches or bugs *knocks on wood* but rarely. Reformatting is good for your hard drive's health
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I'm pretty OCD so I reformat about every 3 months.
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once a week
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post #45 of 59
I'm re-installing Windows 7 in about 20 minutes as of right this moment.

My Windows installation hasn't been done since late 2009.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Depends on which rig.


Sig rig was just built, probably wont reinstall for a few years and on like my HTPC, I do quite frequently.
Interesting, what's the reasoning?
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Dp!
    
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post #47 of 59
Every few weeks.
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post #48 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oranuro View Post
Lol.. you can't be serious? Why not at least one fresh install after all of that?
This:
Quote:
Originally Posted by NameUnknown View Post
No reason to if it works.
Everything works fine, I have all the programs installed I need (a few free ones from giveaway of the day that I can't get for free) and I don't find installing windows exciting.
My HTPC is also on the original install from release date, now on it's second motherboard, my wifes also, on its 3rd motherboard (about to be 4th).
Heck, I have a 30 gig HDD in the garage that is my test /folding rig HDD that has probably been used on 10 different motherboards and I don't know how many video cards and CPU's.

All the talk about driver conflicts and such just don't exist for me. I take the drive out of one system, put it in another, boot it up, it installs the new drivers, reboot and use it.
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Once a year for me!
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post #50 of 59
Ever seen Window 7 I haven't reinstall.. I use to every 3-6 month when I was bored.. Now on every rig. I have my main drives and my back up drive with the os installed..

If for some reason my raid goes bad, I can still boot up with my back up drive..
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