Windows Xp Reinstall Issues

Dukes Mangola

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Hi, how often do you reinstall XP ?Lately I've found myself doing it almost once a month due to all the crap I install and reinstall.But what I really wanted to know is, is there such a thing as a good install and a bad install from the same CD ?Sometimes I find a fresh install very good (fast, non-buggy etc). But sometimes I find an install from the same CD not so good, bugs crop up within a week or so, too many error messages etc. So is it possible to get good and bad installs on different occasions from the same CD, or am I imagining it ?
 

mystery_inc18

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i say formatting as often as u say u do is not very good for ur hard disk, i format in about 6-10 months and try not to format unless really required. with the use of a good AV and a FW and u wud'nt need to format that often.And bout ur good and bad installs, ya i hv experienced it too,but only once out of the 7-8 times i hv formatted. In my case i had many many error on the disk so had to format withing a month. the errors arised suddenly after about 20 days of usage. Luckily since then i hv'nt had any of those "bad" installs.
 

kambui

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I never format hardisk often ....but i do reinstall xp once a month....this i can do becoz i have dual boot ........just simple shift + del works for me :p
 


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i try not to reinstall xp as far as possible.......i repair the same windows if there're errors....one of my windows lasted for more than a year...after many updates and allbut then hard disk crashed out totally....now on a windows xp since a month
 

Sushubh

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3 years has seen me reinstalling the shit only two times. and both of these times the problem was hardware related not software related.
 

mystery_inc18

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:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: three yrs and u hd no problems of the comp speed slowing down etc ??? what all do u use to maintain it that way ..????
 


Sushubh

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dunno. i dont tend to install a lot of crap applications. but then most of the time is spent on client websites...
 

netfreak

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Same here, installed XP few years ago. Working fine so far. For new and unknown downloads, I use a virtual machine to keep things under control.
 

Lokesh

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xp works fine until...u install all those patches(ya they do slow the pc a bit), firewalls, anti-virus, etc, etc!) heh heh. ya those r all required for a secured pc! though boot and shutdown times do get slow, but once up and running, xp is great. so no need to re-install!though do so once every 8-12 months for personal reasons! :D