Re: off topic; reformatting hard drives

From: Shane Schaetz (
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 03:13:37 CEST

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    in general terms, hes correct. you dont need to reformat your hard drive as much as you need to blow away your windows installation and reinstall everything. this is good for people who like to try out all sorts of software and their registries get huge...

    the effect it has on hard disk recording is minimal. you should make sure you tailor your applications' settings to meet your hardware. better hardware generally is the only solution to slow hard disk recording.

    ...and yes you do need to install 99% of the applications you run, and you cannot simply copy them over.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Steve Catanzaro
      To: acid jazz
      Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:14 PM
      Subject: off topic; reformatting hard drives

      For the producers using MS Windows out there...

      Just talked to a computer whiz who told me something I did not know. MS recommends formatting your hard drive every year or so, as the performance will gradually get worse and worse, to the point where hard disk recording, which requires optimal functionality, will be noticeabally compromised. Anyone else heard that?

      And, anyone know if is it possible to copy applications back and forth between hard drives, or do they have to be reinstalled each time a drive is formatted?

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