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Old 12-31-2006, 06:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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once a month?!? I could never manage that. It take soooo long to get all the programs back on. All the games, office, photoshop etc... gar it takes an age.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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once a month?!? I could never manage that. It take soooo long to get all the programs back on. All the games, office, photoshop etc... gar it takes an age.
Takes about 1-2 days if you are used to formatting regularly.
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I reformat once a month on my old PC (Pentium 3 1.3GHz, 128MB SDRAM, GeForce 4 MX440 PCI 64MB) because it slows down massively. It is an E-Machines and using those discs, reformatting takes 7-8 minutes, and another 5 to go through all the BS setup info and things. After that, to install everything takes maybe 30 minutes tops, including drivers and so on. Installing big games can take a bit of time, but generally, I have it back to where it was except running better in an hour or two.
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After about 6 months for me is when I start backing up for a fresh format. I use diskeeper which runs defrag in screen saver mode so that helps too.
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