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How often should i reformat and why should i do this? I heard that 1 - 2 times a year is normal.
 

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1) Don't bump after 3 minutes... be patient.<br><br>
2) I reformat every few months. Usually 2-3 times a year.<br><br>
3) It just clears out all the crud windows piles up, gets your PC running like it's new. Make sure you back up your stuff, though.
 

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I did a reformat yesterday but I never back up anything Idiot.I have a 300 gig external hdd what's the best way to do a good back up.Im still downloading stuff and programs.Copy and paste in the external HDD?
 

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I reformat when I cannot save the system...<br>
I ususally save the system...feel me?
 

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Well yes you can do it that way.. just copy and paste everything to an external HDD. There are lots of ways... you can use a flash drive, ipod, burn dvds, or even send the files over the network to another computer. Just make sure you data is backed up. And yes it is normal I also reformat once every few months...
 

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Thank's going to do rigth now/lol.I lost everything.I never used my external.
 
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