Discussion in 'General Software' started by Supreme0verlord, Feb 26, 2009.
I format about every 2 months or so.
depends if my system is infected with virus I'd reformat it but on average more likely 3 months
Other: If I have a virus or OS is screwed over...otherwise never!
About once a month for each of my systems. I'm either trying out a new build of a Windows beta, or I'm just speeding things up a little
Only when new or if, something hosed my whole drive setup and backups.
Last time I formatted because of a virus. This time I had to format primarily because Visual Studio is being a bitch and secondarily because the motherboard is being replaced. Some times I go over a year without formatting; sometimes I go a few months. On average, I say every 6-12 months.
about twice a month... i'm always changing hardware, and i prefer to reinstall when i upgrade drivers for some odd reason... i just like kill hdd's i guess... heheh
I never formatted my last pc, i kept it junk free, and i was using programs such as registry mechanic, norton internet security, windows clean up etc
my hd was never full, always had about 80gb free out of 200gb.
I usually do a clean reinstall of my OS like every two to three months, regardless of the condition.
Its like a new car - I like the innocence and the "newness" of a freshly installed windows.
On my main machines, only when it's fucked or when I change a major piece of hardware (HDD or motherboard) or when I change a lot of my PC. CPU/GPU/RAM changes don't require OS reinstalls at all, however with many many changes it can be a good idea.
On my other rigs? Whenever I want to try another OS
Never. I like to keep my OS in a good shape so no need to format.
I only reformat when need...When my programs start acting up or getting glitches!!
Every 3 months, though since i have clones of all the install drives it takes literally minutes to restore them and have a fresh os again complete with install applications!
about a month or two, usually more if i don't hammer my system with downloads. but i have an unstable OS due to using a downloaded copy of XP as i broke my Home CD
I try myself never to. I never intentionally reinstall software, only if the machine fluffs up so bad that it doesn't start.
Sinse getting a Seagate hard drive? About 12 times in the last couple of months.
Otherwise, I generally like to do it about once a year or just under.
Whenever I feel like the machine needs a reformat so every 2 weeks at best maybe 3.
Once a year I guess. Maybe a little less.
About 5 times. At work that is . Home 5 times a decade .
Only if it starts acting weird do I reformat. BSOD, virus, etc. Otherwise, I leave it be.
Are you serious? Every few weeks??? surely thats not needed?
I reformat when i install new hardware, or any bsod's. No specific times.
dude I used to format like once every 6 months. My system would lag, get problems, and piss me off. Then I bought Diskeeper Professional and turned on auto defragmentation. That was over 4 years ago and I haven't formatted since. My system feels as snappy as it did right after a fresh install. I suggest everyone check this program out.
i really only format when i have to, such as when i'm really low on disk space and i cant figure out why or if i have a bad virus.
I'm sorry people but isnt this a thread about "how often do you format" not "why do you format"
... Kinda thought it needed pointing out, nobody really formats unless they have to.
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