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Old 31-07-2011, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How often do you re-install your OS?

Just curious how often you re-install your OS whether for virus problems, slow performance issues or just to be confident there's no crap going on you don't want going on.

I used to do it quite often about every 5-6 months. I got real good at it and had the time to do it. It was actually educational for me too. When I first got into computers, I was much more worried about viruses and all that. Now, I rarely do it. It's probably been a year since the last time. At the moment my computer seems to stall out much more so I am wondering what's going on. I'm thinking about re-installing the OS just to see if it speeds things up a bit and stops the freezes of the keyboard when I am using the net.

So, how often do you re-install or have you ever done it? Most people I know that use computers don't ever re-install unless their computer has a virus or unexplainable problem.

I may be totally wrong about re-installing the OS. I might just do it too much.








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!!!!Damn it I wanted a poll with this and my computer did a wacky again! So what I get is this. This is the reason I want to re-install just to see if it helps.
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Old 31-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 31-07-2011, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty much same as the OP in the early days of windows. Now just upgrade Ubuntu every year or so. Haven't found any need to do anything other than update Win7.
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Old 31-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I usually re-image my C: drive whenever it feels "laggy" which is about every 3 months, does not take long.
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Less often than I thought for most. It might have just been windows XP days when there were more problems. I'm on 7 and so far things have basically been smooth. Prices for programs have dropped to so all legal versions of everything doesn't hurt.
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Old 31-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Every three months is far too often. Some basic housekeeping would help, and you can also use this to see what's loading at startup and how long it takes:

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Yeah I use Soluto as well.
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Yeah I use Soluto as well.
And you still re-image every three months?

It shouldn't slow down unless you keep adding programs.

And if you add and remove them, something like ccleaner should get rid of all the crap left over.
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use virtuabox to run an os for web use - then you can blow that os away when ever you want - bookmarks are easy to re-integrate

processors now can handle your web stuff easy as via a virtual machine
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i dont mess around much with any other stuff aprt from reg clean and defrag, started using ccleaner, that seems to help, will soluto make much difference then?
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harrybarracuda your soluto link has a double 'http://' so it's not going through to the site.

New link:

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