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How often do you reformat your personal computer?

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OH Smeg

But the workhorse systems are set and forget.

Now days whenever I change an OS under some form of Linux is the only time I reformat and that's just to try something different not because it's necessary.

Windows Systems though are painful if you get 18 months out of one you are doing well but even then they get painfully slow and are costing the companies who use them money in wasted time.

I slipstream the Service Packs, Drivers and Hot Fixes to a Install Disc and then install, that way till the Hot Fix load gets up again the system works well and slows down over several months to the point where the users start to complain that it's now unusable.