First, Welcome to BrightHand 755p is running PalmOS. If you are a bit careful on what you install or mostly run the native applications there should be no reason to wipe the SW and reinstall on a frequent basis. Though, in case it is needed, it is fairly simple to do provided a certain procedure is followed (basically the same steps as for upgrading). My 680 (have it already for 1.5 years) is rock solid. I can not really recall I ever had to reinstall it except for the usual self-inflicted case (I experiment quite a bit with SW). On the other hand, reinstalling on a yearly basis is not a bad thing per se. It gets rid of unused preference settings which otherwise might give problems if some rogue program causes a conflict.