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New game... how long since last OS install

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New game... how long since last OS install

According Belarc W7 Pro was last installed on my main PC at 20:48:06 on 12/04/2012. This was when I added my first SSD.
At a little over 2 years I think that's the longest before a re-installation that I've ever left it for any version of Windows. Currently feel no need to change this as things stand.
Out of interest is the time when the installation started, when the final file was written or some specific file during the installation process?
Edit: that's 809 days

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Re: New game... how long since last OS install

My main W7x64 install has been running happily since October 2009.  Cool
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That's going to be hard to beat for a W7 machine Wink

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Windows 8.1 (x64), Installed: 14/02/2014 22:53:56
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Re: New game... how long since last OS install

Now then where do I start Tongue
All are approximate (unless otherwise stated)
XP =====> 2.5 Yrs
Vista =====> 19 Mths (Returned to factory settings) (Long overdue)
3 x Win7 =====> 2 Yrs & 1.5 Yrs & June 13 respectfully
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That's going to be hard to beat for a W7 machine Wink

That's for sure
The only way to determine, would be by actual date / time, even then it would most likely be a close call
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I imaged my Win2K system before I left work back in 2002 and I'm still using it in a Virtual machine today.
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Re: New game... how long since last OS install

i've never reinstalled OS X, I upgrade it when a new one comes out... so the answer is possible never?
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A bit off topic, but one place I worked had a Netware server that ran for over 10 years without even a reboot, until a power cut forced one!  Cheesy
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Over 10 yrs without a powercut
Where is that, I want to move there Tongue lol
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I haven't needed to re-install W7 on my current laptop, so I guess it's been on nearly 3 years.
Nothing compared to my last XP machine which I had around 7 years without re-installing.
Haven't really felt the need to mess with OS reinstalls since I quit getting Windows beta test versions back in the late 90s.
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I don't reinstall
If there is a serious problem I just roll back to the last Acronis backup
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Re: New game... how long since last OS install

Still on XP at work, the PC I'm posting from (Dell Precision 390) has never had a re-install.  Belarc Advisor details for Operating System:
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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
Installed: 05/04/2007 11:58:49 AM
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5 years this October for win 7 here and yet to need to reinstall
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3 years and 5 months W7 64 bit and it's badly in need of a reinstall once I'm sure I have all documents, images etc onto my network drive.....oh and an SSD to replace the system drive.
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