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Windows 7: Does a reinstall of win 7 set registry to factory settings?

22 Mar 2012   #1

win 7 pro x64
 
 
Does a reinstall of win 7 set registry to factory settings?

I want to remove all my registry errors and was wondering if I reinstall windows completely does that resest all of the registry?

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22 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you'll have a new Registry.
First you should back up your Data that you want to keep.

How are you getting registry errors?

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22 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It depends how you are re-installing.

You mention factory settings so I assume it's a factory-built computer?

If you carry out a retore to factory state the system registry will revert to the factory-installed database.

If you carry out a clean install your registry will revert to that of a Windows 7 re-install, which will be different to a factory-restore registry.

Rather than a re-install, you might want to consider a repair install, which will leave your personal files and applications intact.

Whichever road you take, do make sure you've backed up anything important first.

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22 Mar 2012   #4

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
How are you getting registry errors?
Human error.
I was attempting to set up a c: boot drive (ssd) with a HDD 2ndary
I either typed or deleted a registry entry by mistake.
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