I was thinking the other day that I’ve been running Windows 7 since its inception in October 2009. I installed it on a self built PC and to me, it seems to be a snappy as ever. I recall that with Windows ‘98 I used to reformat around every 6 months and with XP/Vista around 9 months. Maybe because I’m older I don’t notice it as much or the thought of a reformat doesn’t excite me as much as it used to, but I’m pretty sure that W7 doesn’t seem to suffer as much with installations of crapware, demos, utilities etc. Has anyone else noticed this?
Never been tempted to format any of my PCs, from Windows 3.something, '95, 98se or XP, which I am currently running.
I suppose that, if I were an inveterate Installer of assorted Games and different Software every couple of weeks, it might become necessary, but I'd put that down to my own fault for incompetent housekeeping.
I have always built my own PC's and used to reformat at least once a year. Like you I have had W7 installed since day one and so far not seen the need. Perhpas having CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller around these days has helped somewhat.