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Windows 7: Reinstall windows and using back up

08 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Reinstall windows and using back up

I need to change my OS to linux for some reasons but i want to keep my pc as it is later on when ill install windows 7 again.My question is:" Is it possible to back up my pc(im using Windows 7), save this back up, format to linux than later on install windows 7 and restore it with back up i made. dont want to loose data in my pc. if its possible whats the risk of loosing data?

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08 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64


Yes, its easy to do what you want using FREE Macrium imaging software. These tutorials explain exactly what you need to do:

Imaging with free Macrium
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

In summary:

1. Create an image of the existing Windows installation (and data if required)
2. Create a bootable DVD/USB to reinstall the image at a later date
3. Format disk and install Linux

If done correctly, the chance of losing data is very slim indeed.

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11 Apr 2013   #3

Win7 Premium 32bit
Reinstall windows and using back up

Yes ofcouse, it is possible... Backup is very important as you might require it for a later use.
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