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ITT: The last time you did a full install or reinstall of your OS

#1runromPosted 8/26/2013 6:40:23 AM
The Macbook Pro 2009 that I'm currently using is running on 3 years without an OS reinstall. I've been able to get my copies of Snow Leopard and Lion for free from my work and used that to upgrade.

I had an XP machine that stayed relatively tidy that I kept up and running for about 2 years before I decided back up, wipe, and install Windows 7.

When was the last time you did a new install or reinstall of your OS? New computer build? New Linux distro? Or are you still sticking with the same OS because you haven't had issues arise?
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#2VeryDarkSoulPosted 8/26/2013 6:45:19 AM
I don't quite understand the point of reinstalling a Mac OS. There's no registry or anything to get clogged up, right? I don't use them much but as far as I understand, when you install a program everything it needs to run is usually inside the installation folder, unlike Windows, where crap is just all over the place.

I keep my stuff tidy so I usually have no reason to reinstall. Too much effort reinstalling all my programs I need for work IMO.
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#3JudgmenlPosted 8/26/2013 6:46:30 AM
Summer 2011.

I would lose a lot of things if I did a fresh install, mainly specific VS2012 settings that I would like to keep.
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#4Ragdoll47Posted 8/26/2013 6:48:48 AM
When I first put together my computer I used a W7 Ultimate upgrade disk to install. Since then the HDD broke and I'm going to buy another one. Will using the same upgrade disk (doing a double install) work for the new HDD or do I need to buy another copy ?
#5runrom(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 6:53:36 AM
Ragdoll47 posted...
When I first put together my computer I used a W7 Ultimate upgrade disk to install. Since then the HDD broke and I'm going to buy another one. Will using the same upgrade disk (doing a double install) work for the new HDD or do I need to buy another copy ?


Actually, have a look at this.

http://winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-128512

Basically, you do a clean install with an upgrade disc and then upgrade that install (with the same upgrade disc).
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#6ScroePosted 8/26/2013 7:01:33 AM
I install Windows 8 about once a month. It's fun!
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 8/26/2013 7:02:48 AM
When I built my pc about a month and a half ago.
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#8SirisS-G-PPosted 8/26/2013 7:45:19 AM
When I installed my SSD about 10 months ago.
#9SavageDonzillaPosted 8/26/2013 7:46:51 AM
When my SSD crapped out on me about 6 months ago.
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#10maybecallsPosted 8/26/2013 7:48:50 AM
When I built this PC 23 months ago.