How long do hard inquiries stay on credit reports?

I have a lot of hard inquiries on my credit report, mainly due to the fact that I couldn't resist getting more credit cards as my score went up, and moving to an apartment. According to my report, I have 7 hard inquiries. My credit history is only about 2 years, I'm not sure how long some of the inquiries... show more I have a lot of hard inquiries on my credit report, mainly due to the fact that I couldn't resist getting more credit cards as my score went up, and moving to an apartment. According to my report, I have 7 hard inquiries. My credit history is only about 2 years, I'm not sure how long some of the inquiries have been on my credit report. How long do they stay on there?
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