View Poll Results: How Often Do You Reinstall Windows

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  • Each Week

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  • Once Every 3 Months

    2 12.50%
  • Once A year

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  • I Re-Image mine

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    I have a 20gig ghost partition. This is the easiest and fastest way of making windows "fresh" again. Formatting has its downfalls such as reinstalling and trying to find certain drivers. Go for ghost, lol.


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    I used to ghost mine but it got annoying whenever a new version came out (nero bring out one each month just about) and then if i changed software i would have to remake a image disk and a clean fresh install is always the best
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    Well, if new updates came along just make another disk image. Its still faster than re-installing windows.


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    These days I try to reinstall as little as possible, but once a year is common, just to get
    rid of all the junk that has piled up. Last time was for a different reason - SP2 install fucked up.

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    Spyware/adware doesn't plague me as it used to. Last time I reformatted was back in May 2004. So far no problems. Damn Windows, I had to reformat 4 times during March because of spyware/adware related problems. Now I use a Firewall to block the damn stuff and Mozilla Firefox to surf the web.

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    When I used Windows Me I used to format and reinstalled them once a month
    Now with win XP i don't have any problems,I format the disk once per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesman
    Now I use a Firewall to block the damn stuff and Mozilla Firefox to surf the web.
    Since I chose to surf with Firefox, that spyware thingy is a thing of the past

    Quote Originally Posted by GHDpro
    SP2 install fucked up.
    You reminded me that nightmare, oh Microsoft, making things worse

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    i hate reinstalling my system, i have to do lots of things like installing drivers and lots of others... any one knows something better than reinstalling?

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    Just install windows, your programs and your drivers and make a backup. Every time you need a "fresh" installation all you have to do is restore the backup.
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    Use any backup softwares. Couldn't recommend which software is better since I never try it before.

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