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Re-Installing of Operating System harms HDD (Good or Bad)

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    Re-Installing of Operating System harms HDD (Good or Bad)

    I want to know that does Installing windows again & again does it harm the HDD.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    All use of an HDD produces wear. Personally, I would do what I want installation-wise. HDD's are cheap enough--certainly not so costly that having to replacing one (and they don't fail that often early-on because of simple use) should keep you from installing your system many times for whatever reason you want. Of course, things can get more expensive on a laptop rather than a desktop. Whatever, I say install to your heart's content; the odds are that your HDD will last a long time.
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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Nope I've reinstalled Windows many times here and the disk is still strong. Hard disk are very durable if not suffer physical or electrical harm.
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