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Windows 7: How long between two installs of Windows 7

01 Sep 2009   #11
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Won't unninstall my sytem until it dies...


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02 Sep 2009   #12
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I usually perform a full system reinstallation (that is, ALL the OSes) about once a year, using the latest audio and graphics drivers. It really is the best way to ensure that your system runs smoothly, as the amount of detritus that gathers over the course of a year can be quite astounding. Most of the data that I wish to keep is on my external HDD, and what isn't there I copy over prior to reinstalling (note to self - Need bigger ext HDD).
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02 Sep 2009   #13
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Installed the x64 RC in early May, and its still the same install.

Nursed it through 20+ BSODs in June...
Rolled back to old restore points a half a dozen times...
Did a few start-up repairs...
Ran more sfc/ scannows than can be counted...
... all to fix things I screwed up, but its still the original installation.

I've put too much blood, sweat, and tears into this install to throw it away for just any ol' RTM who wanders by... no matter how shiny and unsullied it seems to be on the surface!

(I'll install fresh in October when the disk comes from Amazon.)
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02 Sep 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

My installs last as long as I don't break Windows.

I killed the install, two installs ago. Registry now hates me.

I've been on this install for 2 days though, so far haven't killed anything.
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02 Sep 2009   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
0 times after RTM.
+1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
My installs last as long as I don't break Windows.
+ another

But with system restore working so well, it's getting harder to tank an installation - not impossible, just harder
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02 Sep 2009   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Got the bsod's outta the way with the 7000. Drivers sorted out by 7200. I tried most of the good builds so was reinstalling twice a month for awhile.

It was nice to see the evolution of Win7 in progress. It was also nice to know that most bugs would just vanish with the next build.

7600 is solid for me no need to reinstall for awhile. I agree Dwarf, once a year is about right.
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02 Sep 2009   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
+1



+ another

But with system restore working so well, it's getting harder to tank an installation - not impossible, just harder
I take the lazy way out and just reinstall.
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02 Sep 2009   #18
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

on my main laptop 7100>7229>7600 and its done.
on my desk top dual boot vista 64 & 6800>7100>7229 and a final clean install ultimate 64 with vista gone for good. hardly BSOD between them.

ken
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02 Sep 2009   #19
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
7600 is solid for me no need to reinstall for awhile. I agree Dwarf, once a year is about right.
Windows should be able to do better that that...
Quote:
...with software engineers Dave Cutler (who would later lead development of Microsoft's Windows NT)...

Enterprise-class environments typically select and use OpenVMS for various purposes including as a mail server, network services, manufacturing or transportation control and monitoring, critical applications and databases, and particularly environments where system uptime and data access is critical. System up-times of a decade or more[24] have been reported, and features such as Rolling Upgrades and clustering allow clustered applications and data to remain continuously accessible while operating system software and hardware maintenance and upgrades are performed, or when a whole data center is destroyed. Customers using OpenVMS include banks and financial services, hospitals and healthcare, network information services, and large-scale industrial manufacturers of various products.
OpenVMS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Current Uptime:13 Years 240 Days 21 Hours 38 Minutes
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02 Sep 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I take the lazy way out and just reinstall.
lol, I thought system restore (restore points, not backup) was the lazy way
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