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Posted · Original PosterOP

I do if almost every 6 months. 


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I've not done it for about 2 years.


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Only when there is something wrong with it and there is no other easy way to fix it, or new PC or MOBO, I am good at keeping my system clean :)


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on OSX every other version but for windows maybe once every 2 years?


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when the pc breaks down heck i dont even reinstall when that happens i got a image ready for a quick install

 

last time i did an actual reinstall  was before 2011 i think


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Only when there is something wrong with it e.g corruption or new PC or MOBO, I am good at keeping my system clean :)

i just do it because i am too lazy to uninstall all the shit so i just wipe everything 


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I've only done it 3 times recently, I used to use Windows 7. Whenever Windows 8 came out I immediately swapped to it. Hated it so I switched back to Windows 7. Then recently when I got a new SSD I decided to give Windows 8 another shot with Windows 8.1 and I haven't changed my OS since.

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Far too many times for how long this machine's existed. But I haven't recently, only when I first built it and had issues.


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I only reinstall if there is a specific reason to, such as if there is an issue with my laptop. however, I haven't had to do a reinstall since about 3 months after I got it.


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To be honest I don't think I do as much as other people might. In fact I don't even do it regularly.  I only do it when I feel like I need a fresh start.  Last time i've reinstalled windows was about 2 years ago.

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For me it could be 2 weeks or a year.


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i just do it because i am too lazy to uninstall all the shit so i just wipe everything 

haha, I uninstall unused programs, and after that delete all the common left over folders found in Program Files, ProgramData and AppData


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Never did with windows 7, but windows 8 I did when I got a SSD drive and I always like to start a new drive with a fresh install.


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For me it could be 2 weeks or a year.

2 Weeks, What?!


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haha, I uninstall unused programs, and after that delete all the common left over folders found in Program Files, ProgramData and AppData

aint nobody got time for dat 


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I do if almost every 6 months. 

About the same really


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Every 4 months on windows.


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Never did with windows 7, but windows 8 I did when I got a SSD drive and I always like to start a new drive with a fresh install.

Agreed, I never use cloning software, just think your better of with a fresh install


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every few months

 

Since none of my data is installed on it, and I have a hard drive and SSD dedicated to games that I just leave intact

 

Means I can keep windows running fast and clean without wasting time doing maintenance, only takes an hour or 2 to get back up and running with a  completely clean install!


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aint nobody got time for dat 

nah, It does not take that long, takes like 5 minutes


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every few months

 

Since none of my data is installed on it, and I have a hard drive and SSD dedicated to games that I just leave intact

 

Means I can keep windows running fast and clean without wasting time doing maintenance, only takes an hour or 2 to get back up and running with a  completely clean install!

Exactly


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why would you do that? lol.

i only do it when i get a new drive or a whole new PC. Never had so much malware that i had to :P


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Exactly

 

Faster than messing around running scans and doing regular maintenance

 

Just scrap the whole thing :P


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