I've been advised to clarify my queries here regarding backing up data before reinstallation.See original post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic435228.html/page__p__2529174__fromsearch__1#entry2529174
Since my problems started after a mass Windows updata,& I use Norton Security Suite to regularly back up my data,I'm worried about the following:
- If it reinstall Windows & then restore data & since back ups might include the program files too,wouldn't the corrupted program files mess with my new installation ?
- If I were to use a new ext HDD to back up data(rather than going for the old one which might/might not 've the corrupted files- I don't know) & follow the steps as in here http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-7-easily-step-by-step-guide/ would I be able to back up just the documents,photos,data files,music etc without any components of Windows program files?
- My SONY VAIO initially had Windows Vista & they sent the upgrade for Win 7 later ,I'd installed Win 7 using 2 discs they had provided.So,would there be any issues using the discs again for reinstallation cos that link above mentioned only 1 disc ?
Thanks for your time
Edited by hamluis, 12 January 2012 - 07:13 PM.