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Windows 7: What is saved when using restore operating system and retain user data

04 Feb 2016   #1
heynetboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
What is saved when using restore operating system and retain user data

On my Gateway computer I have the option to restore operating system and retain user data. Does anyone know what data will be retained?

Thanks


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04 Feb 2016   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heynetboy View Post
On my Gateway computer I have the option to restore operating system and retain user data. Does anyone know what data will be retained?

Thanks
Hi heynetboy and welcome to WSF. To put it simply! That means that the Operating System will be restored. But, anything you have downloaded, Created, installed or saved! Will still be there. Minus the service pack if you did install it.
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06 Feb 2016   #3
heynetboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heynetboy View Post
On my Gateway computer I have the option to restore operating system and retain user data. Does anyone know what data will be retained?

Thanks
Hi heynetboy and welcome to WSF. To put it simply! That means that the Operating System will be restored. But, anything you have downloaded, Created, installed or saved! Will still be there. Minus the service pack if you did install it.
Thanks
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