View Full Version : Why did you reformat your computer(s)?

August 25th, 2008, 02:58 AM
I reformat my computer when I install new OSs, or when I encounter a problem (most of the times) that leave me no choice but to reboot.

EDIT: forgot ot include a poll.

August 25th, 2008, 03:19 AM
this should have been apart of your other topic of how many times did you reformat your computer.
please dont overload this forum with this sort of thing.

August 25th, 2008, 03:55 AM
I do a complete reformat every upgrade cycle.

Lord Xeb
August 25th, 2008, 04:42 AM
First time was an accident, second time Ubuntu was acting up, same with third and 4th. 5 I tried Mint, 6 it acted up, 7th same as six

August 25th, 2008, 06:00 AM
The only time I formatted was when I got a virus 5 years ago. I have never had the need to format with windows or linux... that's just such a hassle for me to reinstall everything

August 25th, 2008, 07:51 AM
I reformatted my laptop entirely to get rid of Vista, never done a full reformat before that or since.

August 25th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Formatting when you run into a problem is the easy way out. It's far better to learn how to actually fix the issue in question.

Trust me, in the corporate world there is no such thing as "We'll just format your server and reinstall everything" It's hard enough even trying to schedule a reboot.