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the "What to backup before a format" list


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I format my computer at least once every month, and I always plan to write an exhaustive list of what to backup, because I always forget something. But everytime it comes to a format, I forget stuff, so I'm going to format anyway for my new version of Vista (legally for £12). So I want you guys to add to the list, then I can save it, and always know what to backup.

My Documents

Bookmarks

Saved Mozilla Passwords

Desktop

IE Favourites

Fonts

Thats all I can think of so far.

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you frogot your 200GB of porn! :P

well funny story, my main pc's HDD is dieing so i backed up and sent it off, i ended backing up on to 5 x 10GB HDD's I "borrowed" >.> from school

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you frogot your 200GB of porn! :P

well funny story, my main pc's HDD is dieing so i backed up and sent it off, i ended backing up on to 5 x 10GB HDD's I "borrowed" >.> from school

whenever i back up to multiple drives I always miss something - I actualy have to buy a drive so i can send on off for RMA.

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I format my computer at least once every month, and I always plan to write an exhaustive list of what to backup, because I always forget something. But everytime it comes to a format, I forget stuff, so I'm going to format anyway for my new version of Vista (legally for £12). So I want you guys to add to the list, then I can save it, and always know what to backup.

My Documents

Bookmarks

Saved Mozilla Passwords

Desktop

IE Favourites

Fonts

Thats all I can think of so far.

I have a large partition and i store all games and downloads on that

so i only backup bookmarks

if i cant remember passwords than thats my own fault

i made my documents my 2nd partition so thats auto backedup

and i lose everything else

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Whats the point of reformatting a pc every month?
How often do you shower?

Your analogy doesn't seem quite right... a shower (in terms of windows cleanness) is equivalent to a virus scan. A reinstall of the OS is more like a completely new body.

How often do I replace my body? Well... never

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Once every 6 months to a year, yes. But every month? You ghosting your OS drive or do you just have time to burn? Considering the effort it takes to modify windows enough to work in a sensible fashion you'd better have a damn good analogy :lol:.

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Once every 6 months to a year, yes. But every month? You ghosting your OS drive or do you just have time to burn? Considering the effort it takes to modify windows enough to work in a sensible fashion you'd better have a damn good analogy :lol:.

My record was 11 months with out a reinstall :P

Bare in mind that I wasn't really avoiding installing any new software, if any thing I was installing new software at least once a week.

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