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Windows 7: Is there a way to backup apps?

18 Jul 2009   #1
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Is there a way to backup apps?

when I get my windows 7 copy, I'm going to do a clean install, and I really want to backup my firefox and such (I've added so many add-ons to it so i don't want to have reinstall all of them again). so can you? oh, and one more thing i just want to clear up, do you have to reinstall drivers too? i think you do, but since they make certain hardware work, i also think you wouldn't have to. this is all so confusing!


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18 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
when I get my windows 7 copy, I'm going to do a clean install, and I really want to backup my firefox and such (I've added so many add-ons to it so i don't want to have reinstall all of them again). so can you? oh, and one more thing i just want to clear up, do you have to reinstall drivers too? i think you do, but since they make certain hardware work, i also think you wouldn't have to. this is all so confusing!
Ok clean install is much better. you can import your settings but you are going to have to re-install drivers that win 7 doesn't and apps. What OS are you coming from? you could dual boot and have both if you have enough room on th HD

Hope this helps a bit

Ken
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18 Jul 2009   #3
kizo2703

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
when I get my windows 7 copy, I'm going to do a clean install, and I really want to backup my firefox and such (I've added so many add-ons to it so i don't want to have reinstall all of them again). so can you? oh, and one more thing i just want to clear up, do you have to reinstall drivers too? i think you do, but since they make certain hardware work, i also think you wouldn't have to. this is all so confusing!
In Firefox get yourself FEBE addon ,thats to make complete backup of your profile with all extensions.
For drivers ,you can download DriverMax - it is app for export and import of all drivers.
I can't post links here ,so you'l have to google it.
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18 Jul 2009   #4
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ok guys, thanks for the info! very helpful, and im going to check out FEBE!
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