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Windows 7: How often do you reinstall your OS (Operating System) ?

05 Feb 2010   #1
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 
How often do you reinstall your OS (Operating System) ?

Just curious to see


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05 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Just curious to see
I do a disk scrub every 60 days from a vanilla acronis backup
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05 Feb 2010   #3
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I don't reinstall my OS unless it's broken. What i always do is maintaining my PC. And make sure everything runs smoothly. That's all...
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05 Feb 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm probably about once per year on my workstation at home. I used to be more frequent, but I've become far more discriminatory on what I will install that the machine doesn't get too messy any more...thus less need to clean up.
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05 Feb 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Never.
No valid reason to do so has ever become apparent - to date.
[ Each new OS comes on a brand new laptop.]
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05 Feb 2010   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The only time I've ever "re-installed" my OS is because of one of two events.

1) Upgrading from an older version.
2) Upgrading entire machine.

I have never had to reinstall a Windows OS because of it being "trashed". And that goes all the way back to about Dos 3.0.

But to answer the question...

I probably re-install Windows every 2-4 years on each "machine" that is actively in use because of the above reasons.
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05 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Never from scratch, but sometimes from previous images.
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05 Feb 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Since Windows 98, once. The reason was to install Windows 7. Unless there is a very serious problem, I do not think it is warranted to reinstall. Just maintain the computer properly.
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05 Feb 2010   #9
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

i do it every 6 month. this is what i recommend for everyone. though with 7 i might have to change this. 7 does not seem to get bogged down like vista and prior with leftovers from installs and uninstalls.
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06 Feb 2010   #10
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Whenever a new Service pack is released I slipstream it into the base installation and do a test reinstall.

Don't recommend novices try it though as they could screw up their system if they don't know what they are doing.
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