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

05 Feb 2010   #1

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

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

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

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

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

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

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
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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

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


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

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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