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Windows 7: backup and then format

29 May 2011   #1
dante100

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
backup and then format

If i Backup my files and then Format windows 7,will my files stay,such as games,videos,music...


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29 May 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dante100 View Post
If i Backup my files and then Format windows 7,will my files stay,such as games,videos,music...
Dante, Backing up your files normally only means backing up the data for your files. By formatting, you remove all programs and data from your computer hard disk.

Programs will have to be installed again as well as all the drivers for your system.

If you wish to create an image of your hard disk then there are a few options.
1 being microsofts image backup program that comes with windows 7.

2 being some of the free ones but I don't know all their names as I use Acronis image backup software and it has never failed me. for less that USD$30, it is well worth the investment.

So your answer is mostly no, your games and such will require re-installation, your documents can be backed up quite easily.

Rich
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29 May 2011   #3
dante100

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks alot,reinstalling games isnīt a big problem.
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29 May 2011   #4
dante100

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I donīt have thousands of games or any that important files, so thats fine
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