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How many formats have you done?

How many times?

  • 1

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • 2-3

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • 4-5

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • 6-7

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • 8

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • 9 or more

    Votes: 23 60.5%

  • Total voters
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freaksavior

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#1
How many times have you formatted your hard drive/hard drives in your current computer!!

Mine it will be 9 after i'm done with it!
 
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#2
20+
 
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#3
15+
 
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#5
10+
 
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#6
Pfft 20+
 

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#7
3 or 4
 

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#8
wow, so i'm not the only one who has reformatted his computer 9+ times!!!
 

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#10
2 :d
 
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#11
10+
 

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#13
4-5 with my current hard drive. But that hard drive consisted of 3 systems total.
 

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#15
my record of 25+ reformats of the same drive LOL
 

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#16
Wait, are we talking about total formats (as in, wiping off the whole OS and starting again) or does just formatting a slave drive count as well?
 

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#17
i've wiped out the whole os and reinstalled again for 25+ times :D, imo this thread is about it too :D
 

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#18
Ok thats craaaaazy :p
 

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#19
2-3 on current rig; soon time to do it again:rockout:
 

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#20
in 4 years total :laugh:
 

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#21
20+


chris
 

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#22
i meant the OS! but it counts for both i guess! so it's 9 times os and 4 times slave!
 
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#23
On my current rig ive reformatted twice, not going to do it again for a while though, shes running nice and im quite good with housekeeping ;)
 

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#24
i'm the record holder 25+ of only windowsxp, because when i 1st bought my pc, the os cd was equipped with a virus lol, and so 10 reboots were made ;), the rest were windows x64 or xp to vista migratory formats :D oh i didn't count the linux ones :p, it's 28, only 3 of 'em.
which proves linux is gd ;)
 
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#25
:D once a year on the internet rig ,twice a year on the gamer:)