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25 Nov 2011  

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post

Made a copy of the whole register to external HDD, wich also contains all applications installed right?
Copied both Program Files folders to external HDD. These will work after restoring register right?
Copied the AppData folder to external HDD.

All "Documents" like my music my video's ect are saved on a other partition wich doesnt need formatting. Will windows register restore make sure it knows where to get all that data again?
You seem to be way off base.

Generally, if you are going to reinstall Windows, the only thing you would backup is personal data.

If you are going to clean reinstall Windows, you will get a new registry and should reinstall your programs. I wouldn't copy Program Files and AppData. There is no point in saving the old registry.

The new install won't have any problems finding your documents. You could either leave the documents on this other partition or copy them back to the Windows partition.
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