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Windows 7: Windows excessive reinstallation = hardware problems over time.

19 Nov 2010   #1
kruel

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows excessive reinstallation = hardware problems over time.

Hello. A friend of mine is saying that it's best to avoid the regular reinstallation of the windows operating sistem because in time there are definite chances of hardware damage or intensive hardware wear and tear. is this possible? i think not. please reply your opinion.


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19 Nov 2010   #2
Banoz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hello Kruel,

I work as an IT technician for a games company, and in my time here I think I've reinstalled machines a gazillion times, never heard of this before, and certainly not experienced it. I think it's more likely, if anything, that not "refreshing" your system like that, and keeping it running with the same setup, with installed and uninstalled programs and drivers would have more wear and tear effect on the hardware, but I doubt even that has any physical effects on it. Would like to know more though if he has concrete examples of such things happening.
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19 Nov 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello kruel, welcome to Seven Forums!



I couldn't count the number of times I have reinstalled Windows and have never had any adverse effects on any hardware; in-fact you will have a better Windows experience if you do periodic reinstalls as that gives you a 'new' Windows to start over with.
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19 Nov 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi kruel, welcome to sevenforums,

i agree 100% with Banoz and BFK - ignore your friend on this one.

installing windows does not put excessive load on your system, and is over very quickly. it's a much much better process than with xp.

install away!
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19 Nov 2010   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kruel View Post
Hello. A friend of mine is saying that it's best to avoid the regular reinstallation of the windows operating sistem because in time there are definite chances of hardware damage or intensive hardware wear and tear. is this possible? i think not. please reply your opinion.
Although the logic of those above responses would be my response. I guess there could be a brief "catch up period" between a clean install and receiving updates and drivers. But I think "damage" may be stretching it.
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