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Thread: How often do you reinstall your OS???

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    Default How often do you reinstall your OS???

    Hi!
    I just wanna know how often one reinstalls his/her Operating System, whatever that may be.
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    I do it around every other month, it is not a rutin that I've got.
    I guess I just like a new fresh OS install, everything runs so smooth and nice.

    On my C drive I only have my OS and my software installed, I doesn't store anything else there.
    I just copy my software configs and my bookmarks to another disc, that's all I need.

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    Same here. I usually don't copy any of my bookmarks. Don't know why, I just don't do it. I should do that. Only the installed OS and that's it. Fresh install: format partition and kabuum, new OS in 15 min! Sometimes I use DriveImage or Norton Ghsot(same thing really).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kukubau
    Same here. I usually don't copy any of my bookmarks. Don't know why, I just don't do it. I should do that.
    Without my browser bookmarks I would be totaly lost on the net.

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    Only when the OS is screwed. My pc is a family computer , so I can't do it regularly. Even if i could, i wouldn't. too much hassle, installing everything. only 1 hd is worth using in my pc, my other hd is too slow to copy all our work and stuff.

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    Last time - after I've changed motherboard. It's not a big deal to reinstall OS, but installation and configuration of all other software requires too much time.

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    I don't do it monthly but often, all 3-4 months.
    Windows gets so slow if you have much apps installed and after 3-4 months there are always other problems with windows.
    After reinstalling it works very fine.
    I've also only windows and the installed apps on C:, on D: there are "My Files"(documents, music, installations of apps....) and on my external i've my images and some games installed.
    So it takes not much time to reinstall and renconfigurate windows.

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    The less the better... and usually when I have to reinstall, I reinstall 3 OS : 2 xp 32b (one for burning & imaging, and one for leisure) and one 64b (work). I hope vista will solve that sort of problem (M$ said it will... wait and see )
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    Default Re: how often backup?

    I haven't reinstalled since 2003. I make regular backups. Maybe you should ask how often do I restore my OS? I'd say about every 6 months. However I just had a hard drive failure so I'm in the process of going through all my files.
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    Depends on if the system is having probs, unstable, or seems slow and any tweaks I have applied after going back and trying to "re-tweak" it as well as do automated cleanups using batch files ect.., if it still just seems a bit on the slow side, I just pop in my custom restore disk made with DriveImage. and in a couple mins, back to how I had it when I first installed cept minus the sound and video drivers This way I can choose to install a fresh clean driver install.

    I use another PC to store anything I want to keep such as bookmarks, ect.. Then its as simple as copying back over once I get the OS Restored and drivers installed. System is already pre-tweaked, cept drivers like nVidia of course.

    All in All roughly 10 mins and I am back to a fresh install with drivers.

    Then comes the longer part, deciding what programs I want to install or what games.

    Lately, I have been doing it once a month the past few months now, but normally, 3-4 months.
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