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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.
    So, mother goose has been messin' around in your egg salad, huh kid?

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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).
    So, mother goose has been messin' around in your egg salad, huh kid?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by kukubau
    Hi!
    I just wanna know how often one reinstalls his/her Operating System, whatever that may be.
    Two or three years. I do often a total backup image before and after doing important changes / installation and I do daily backup of important file / configuration settings.

    So when something goes wrong (sometimes happen) I simply restore the backup image (20 minutes top) and I restore the needed/changed files form the daily backup (5-10 minutes).

    30-45 minutes top to be back exactly where I was the day before a total disaster.

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    I reinstall it about all 2-3 months.
    But not really from scratch, using a TrueImage (Really a nice programm) Backup of WindowsXP incl the Fixes available makes it a bit faster.
    Drivers and Programms all from Scratch, so only the really needed ones are installed.

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    Wow, memorizing your windows cd key.

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