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slapps
11-10-2008, 09:18 AM
i personally backup everything on my D drive and reformat once every coupl of months, how bout' you?

benjaa
11-10-2008, 11:06 AM
i have never reformatted my computer

i just hope it never goes down

Markus
11-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Once or twice a year a computer, depending on my mood.

Bobarkinator
11-10-2008, 01:29 PM
Just whenever I feel like starting fresh.

Riffe
11-10-2008, 01:36 PM
When i'm feeling for it:)

hrh
11-10-2008, 05:42 PM
usually once a year i guess, depends if i feel/can be arsed for it

Zyt3x
11-10-2008, 05:50 PM
I did my first time a week ago :P
It was an error in my opeaaaarativ system

Shuttleu
11-10-2008, 06:01 PM
whenever i feel that my compuer is too full of crap

~shut

senrath
11-10-2008, 06:09 PM
Generally I only do it when I'm forced to by a virus.

[S]paz
11-10-2008, 06:17 PM
When i need to clear up space and cant stand the sluggish state of my computer any longer.

~spaz

nimo
11-10-2008, 07:10 PM
once a year ;)

Simtoon
11-10-2008, 08:18 PM
whenever i feel that my compuer is too full of crap

~shut
im with u brother

Timer
11-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Never.

Kasi
11-10-2008, 08:47 PM
im same with shut and sim whenever its full of crap or forced to do so by a virus with what senrath but viruses are crap

Heavenzeyez1
11-10-2008, 08:50 PM
When I get a virus that i can not beat->once a year.
~Eerik~

tls
11-10-2008, 08:51 PM
When I get a virus that i can not beat->once a year.
~Eerik~

so you get a virus about once a year?

i reformat mine when my parents try to change my password...(idiots)

The Claw
11-11-2008, 06:21 AM
Havent for a good year and a half now, before I upgraded it used to be once every month or two

Brain
11-11-2008, 06:46 AM
I dunno, maybe 2-3 times per year. Depends on my mood and my viruses and, and all the crap that I accumulate.

Heavenzeyez1
11-11-2008, 06:50 AM
so you get a virus about once a year?

i reformat mine when my parents try to change my password...(idiots)

I used to get shitloads of viruses with games/p*rn etc.
For about 2 years I've been clean. "Virus" means that I cannot use my PC at all. -.-
~Eerik~

ShowerThoughts
11-11-2008, 06:55 AM
Generally I only do it when I'm forced to by a virus.

xD I never get virusses xD Want to know my secret? Instinct

Also when my pc is to slow of to full of crap.

senrath
11-11-2008, 07:07 AM
xD I never get virusses xD Want to know my secret? Instinct

Also when my pc is to slow of to full of crap.

I should also mention that I've never had to reformat any of my computers as of yet :P

pigdoglol
11-11-2008, 07:30 AM
I often loose track of how much i reformat, usually once every two months.
I have all my 1337 games and programs on a different partition so i dont mess with that.

kurupt916
11-16-2008, 06:22 AM
yeah i ave never done that yet

kurupt916
11-16-2008, 07:51 AM
thnx alot

ditchr
11-25-2008, 11:22 PM
i reformat like every couple months. i like to keep my computer in great shape

MylesMadness
11-26-2008, 02:58 AM
A virus or when my computer gets slow, what ever comes first

krisg05
12-05-2008, 02:59 PM
once every 3months

siniCheah
12-07-2008, 01:57 PM
Every christmas/new years.

Nice to start fresh.

:D

noidea
12-07-2008, 04:53 PM
I have never formatted my computer.

Mr.Klean
12-07-2008, 05:34 PM
I have never seen the need to reformat unless the operating system has taken a dump.


Last time I reformated was over 3 years ago, on my personal computers anyways.

xwill
12-07-2008, 06:48 PM
never =D

anonymity
12-07-2008, 10:36 PM
Alright this is how it is done.
You get a good computer with loads of space... terabyteish... you partition it into three partitions... one with half and the other half split in half... (.5 and .25 and .25).... and you use the .5 for playing all l337 games ... you use a .25 for family (if be) and personal use... and you use the other .25 for downloading... on the .25 used for downloading you can check programs for viruses and if you get a virus... reformat that partition... once you have checked a game out and you want it on your .5 then you export it to a 500gb usb (sata drive with converter so no need for power cord) and bing bala boom... you never loose needed data..

Juho
12-09-2008, 08:04 PM
I format when it is needed, maybe 1 or 2 times /year

Home
12-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Whenever i wan't a fresh start :)


~Home

anonymity
12-12-2008, 12:13 AM
Update... I just reformatted yesterday and today.... I was able to keep my files.. and I got a load of l33t programs.

Sandstorm
12-12-2008, 01:15 AM
Generally once a year or so.