Reinstalling your OS

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This post involes all Operating systems. I'v heard a rumor from my friend that it is a good rule of thumb to reinstall you OS every couple of months. The reason for this is because when you open a program, and then close it,the OS never actually closes it totally. I dont know if this is true or not, but any help would be much appreciated.




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Arrow

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I certainly think it's better. Even uninstalling programs may (and often does) leave scraps that eventually add more drag to your system. With fresh formats and installs every so often, you're optimizing for speed.

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lhgpoobaa

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heh.
back in the days of my p-166, p2-300 & celleron-500,
i had a install of windows 95 that lasted for almost 2 years!!!
thats gotta be a record.
course when i moved my drive to the celleron 500 it was such a corrupted mangled piece of software it would barely run. half my apps would terminate upon opening.
at that point i thought *hmmmm maybe i need to reinstall, or better yet, upgrade*
after that it was a new version of win98 every 3-4 months.
course a friend of mine had to reinstall every month!

win2k is more stable all round... the need to reinstall should be less.
which brings me to my next question... might do it on a new thread.

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Opening and closing programs can't harm your system. If you install/uninstall a lot of progams, then it's a good practice to reinstall your OS when it becomes sluggish. I reinstall my OS once in 4-6 months. Others will tell you to never reinstall it untill it is broken, it's more a matter of choice.

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