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    Time between re-installs

    I realize that this would vary greatly depending on usage, adding and removing programs, etc. but, does anyone have a general time frame <img src=/S/time.gif border=0 alt=time width=23 height=39> before general OS degredation? <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15> I am especially interested with regards to laptops. My current, and first W2K install (now SP3) is 21months old. 4 hours after a motherboard change I got my FIRST blue screen <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15> (related to a power issue) I picked it up by a corner, then 4 hours later another related to a corrupt hibernation file. I didn't get another for six weeks (two days ago) until my USB hub power supply died and my scanner driver needed a reinstall with a replacement hub. Am I cruising for a rebuild in the near future or just dissappointed with a broken no blue screen streak? <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Time between re-installs

    Generally I have to reinstall Win2k every 6-8 months.

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    Re: Time between re-installs

    When you think is is necessary. I have several Win2k PCs at work that have not been re-loaded in over 20 months. They are just fine. It just depends.

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    Re: Time between re-installs

    It depends how you use your computer and how often you perform cleanups (cleaning temp folders, temporary internet cache, jar chache, recycle bin and defragmenting your drives). Once I saw extremly slow performing machine - it has 7 GB of temp files and 64% disk fragmentation...

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