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Windows 7: Copy data from old partition

24 Apr 2010   #1
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 
Copy data from old partition

a while ago i reformatted my hd with windows and ubuntu. Now stupid windows is malfunctioning... again.

i would like to make a new partition and install windows, but have all my data preserved.

also, what the hell is with the keyboard and mouse??? they don't work at alll!


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24 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you install Windows right on top of the existing installation, your user data and program files will be backed up to Windows.old, in the root directory of the partition (C:\). However, your programs will not be saved.
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24 Apr 2010   #3
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Well I mean with retaining all of that stuff..

but that might save my problematic pieces of OS, causing the keyboard to fail again.
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25 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe what you are thinking of is a repair install.

Let us know how it works out.
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25 Apr 2010   #5
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Well, I would, but:

Would my webserver and networking settings be intact?
Will all of my documents, and otherwise data be intact?
Will I have issues with my iTunes library (for syncing my phone)?

And how can I do this without being able to get into windows?
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25 Apr 2010   #6
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by palz View Post
Well, I would, but:

Would my webserver and networking settings be intact?
Will all of my documents, and otherwise data be intact?
Will I have issues with my iTunes library (for syncing my phone)?

And how can I do this without being able to get into windows?

no, but u can keep those backed up.
here some tips:

make a folder for ur documents on other drive.
back up all ur docs there
now
START MANU> Right click on DOCUMENTS>properties
u will see ur default "MY DOCUMENTS" folder there. Select and remove it.
now click
INCLUDE A FOLDER and point it to ur backup folder.

do same for MUSIC, Images, Videos.

now. u can format ur c:\ a 100times.
just revise these after a new setup.

about ur internet setting,

in start manu type "Network and sharing center"
click on "Network and sharing center"
Click "Change Adapter Settings"
ur lan will be shown on the "network connections" window

Right click on it >properties
Double Click on "internet protocol version 4"
get an screen-shot by pressing PRINT SCREEN/SysRQ button from ur keyboard. :P
save it on a different drive or folder other than C:\

HARD way. eh'
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