how many time you format your computer in an year

@1anurag1 (3580)
India
March 24, 2010 10:47am CST
earlier i used to format my pc more than 4,5 times in a year. to gain back the speed and also to get rid of any virus which was not deleted by any antivirus. but now i cant as there are number of softwares installed and it is not possible for me to format pc multiple times. what about you. what is your frequency to format your pc.
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@kooltiger (855)
• Pakistan
24 Mar 10
i will suggest u that you should use windows 7... coming to ur ? i used to format my pc every month because of viruses.... now i found windows 7 and a nice antivirus which is protecting my computer completely... and i found no need to format my pc... its been 4 months now.. my pc and laptop both are running good....
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@Vick77 (486)
• Mexico
24 Mar 10
If you make optimizations, cleanings and have a good protection for virus, you don't need to format or reinstall the OS so often, I have my PC with the same OS for almost three years now without problems...
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@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
24 Mar 10
I have format my computer many times in a year.. and the number of formatting i don't know.. because when i think my computer speed is getting slow and attacked by virus.. then i format my system.. i think if you format your computer 2-3 times in a month.. then it is not good for computer..because it effected on hard disk.. have a nice day and keep mylotting always...
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@arunvenu (274)
• India
26 Mar 10
I think You can format the pc once in a month. I usually do it once a month you must keep the copies of your software in other drives so that you can format c with comfort.
@user_786 (1338)
25 Mar 10
i try not to format it. formatting the disk quite often slows it down. you should avoid it unless you have to do it
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
I have only formatted my drive only once and only during it's first install. I don't need to format my drive that often because I have my pc installed with Deep Freeze so I don't really bothers a virus comes to my pc because it doesn't stay anyway since it will be remove automatically. Because Deep Freeze will just revert back where it was freezed. And if I want to install something on it I just unfreeze it and install new software and I make sure i'm not connected to internet or my source installation files is clean and after that I just freeze it again. So my PC is always on top shape all the time except if there is hardware failure in which doesn't happen often.
• Portugal
24 Mar 10
Last time i formatted my pc was over a year and a half ago and because it was a new machine. i'm still using vista (dont have the patience to switch to 7) and its a very good os though a bit heavy. Before that on my other machine i am using xp and the last time i formatted it was 5/6 years ago. You probably could just have deleted the infected files instead of formatting the hdd. I also have my doubts that no antivirus could have resolved the problem.
@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Mar 10
When I had my vista laptop, I ended up reformatting it after only 2 months as I ran into problems with it. Once I reformatted, it worked fine. Now that I have a Windows 7 computer, I am nto having any problems whatsoever. I think it is the best operating system that microsoft has ever come up with. Vista, was nothing but problems, and xp, well, I didn't really have to many problems, but it still isn't as good as windows 7. My desktop has xp on it and since I don't use it for surfing and doing the sites I am a member of then, I will just leave it alone and not reformat it or do anything else like upgrading. I am certainly glad that I purchased this laptop, as it runs very smoothly, and it seems to run faster than any of the other operating systems I have used. Take care, and have a very good day.