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Windows 7: How Often Do You Reformat.

14 Nov 2009   #21

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I do it a lot more since I been hangin' 'round this place. I mess around with stuff a lot more. Getting ready to do it all again here soon. On the bright side, I'm getting faster at it.
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14 Nov 2009   #22
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Since my motto seems to be, if it ain't broke, break it, I re-install quite often.
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14 Nov 2009   #23

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Every month.
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14 Nov 2009   #24


I generally wipe once a year - and that is with my extensive beta testing.

It comes down to performance issues (when I notice they exist) as well as time - Even if I were to build an image from scratch, and store it elsewhere, I'd need a pretty hefty HD to store it, and so much software gets updated on a monthly basis that it is impossible to keep up anymore.

With W7 beta testing, though, it was different - I know I myself formatted at least 6 times - and that is completely out of character for me....
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14 Nov 2009   #25

Windows 7

Probably every 1 or 2 years
4 times this year
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16 Nov 2009   #26

W7 x64 Ultimate

About once a year. And like many others, when performance starts taking a hit.
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16 Nov 2009   #27

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I fall into the only when it's sluggish or buggy category.
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16 Nov 2009   #28

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Before 7, I used to do it often, like every month, because Windows would just generally slow down, especially XP. Vista not so much, as unlike many, I never had an issue with it, and I could go maybe 3-4 months without formatting, but now with 7 I feel no desire to do so. Everything's just as speedy now as it was 2 months ago.
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16 Nov 2009   #29

Windows 7 Professional x64

Never. Beat that.
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