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#1 catfish33

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:36 AM

Hey, folks. I have had my system crash on me a few times over the years and had to pay to get some guy to tell me how to reload windows from safe mode without losing any of my programs. I would like to be able to do that on my own without paying these people every time I get stuck. How do I do this without anyone's help and without having to use the cd and losing everything I have on there?

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:41 AM

Hi catfish33. If you simply reinstall windows over the top of itself it will retain all of your current applications as they are. This is called a 'Repair Install'. I've done it many times and it is no different than doing a brand new clean install other than the fact that you already have all of your additional applications installed already.

If you do a repair install the first thing that you should do is go to the MS Update site and get all of the available updates to bring your operating system back up to date.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:08 AM

I don't understand how to do this. Please explain.

The guys from Compaq had me go in safe mode to reload.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:53 AM

Hey catfish33. go to the link below and pick the option that you want (ie with or without a boot disk) and then just follow the steps:

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/indexwin98.htm

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