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Any way to delete the OS while keeping settings, files and programs for a reinstall?

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#1 C.Kyuubi


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:38 PM

Well, obviously I could simply back up my files...but what about settings? I would like to keep those if I can.

I was wondering if I could make a separate partition for C:/Documents and Settings in the same way some people make a /home partition for Ubuntu. That way, I could put everything that's important on there and reinstall with the files already there. Is it possible to do this, and if it is, how?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

Yes...it's called a repair install of the O/S.

Which, by the way...is not guaranteed to resolve any computer circumstance, it's just an effort.


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