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Old 10-22-2005, 08:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I use a Windows 98 bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com
Delete the partitions and make new ones then install xp
Does it make a difference than if you boot from an XP disk and delete and reformat the partitions from there? If so, what are the benifits of doing the contrary?
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Does it make a difference than if you boot from an XP disk and delete and reformat the partitions from there? If so, what are the benifits of doing the contrary?
one is a quick format (xp cd) and one is a full format.
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I do mine about every 3 months. I have a ghost image though so it only takes me 10 minutes to be fully functional again I update my ghost image maybe every 6 months with the latest games I play, software, and driver updates.
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i've formatted 2 times in 3 years.


first time was over 2 years because i got a new motherboard

second time i had a glitch and didn't want to take the chance.

other than that. i don't format. i find no need for it.
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Going on three years with no reformat.

Of course, I keep a clean machine, updated, and well-maintained.
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i've formatted 2 times in 3 years.


first time was over 2 years because i got a new motherboard

second time i had a glitch and didn't want to take the chance.

other than that. i don't format. i find no need for it.
I have a friend who just won't format his computers. he's too scared. he will spend 2,000-3,000 bucks on a new one everytime his old one slows up.

he even refuses to live me format them. all of his computer are slow for this reason.
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Why would you put yourself through the agravation of reformating every 2 months?
when i said this i meant that i probably have never been longer than 2 months without a format. i'm in the same boat as warez monster. i multiboot so between various os's i run a clean installs. i also use a 98 bootdisk, nothing like the old school ways.
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Try Linux or something NOT microsoft, and reformatting less than once a year, wouldn't even be a problem.
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one is a quick format (xp cd) and one is a full format.
On my XP disk, I have the option of quick or full format
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Try Linux or something NOT microsoft, and reformatting less than once a year, wouldn't even be a problem.
i have four linux distros
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