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Windows 7: Reinstalling Win 7 without losing data

04 Sep 2014   #1
Swane

windows 7 64 bit (using 32(with x64))
 
 
Reinstalling Win 7 without losing data

so i got a notebook from dell and i have only 1 hard drive which is the C drive and there are stored all of my programs,photos etc. but i stumble a problem when i open my notebook from off state it has a cyan colored screen (not BSOD) and only then it loads the desktop so i got a recommendation to re install the win 7 with a portable media, but how do i save my personal files and re install the win? backup or any other way?


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04 Sep 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, best is to backup all your personal files to an external device - e.g. with Copy/Paste. The programs you will have to reinstall.
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05 Sep 2014   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

Make a list of all the Apps you have listed in the Uninstall a Program link, via the Control Panel.

Discs are your best friend! Find your discs that came with things like your Printer, or software such as games. Most other things can be re-downloaded via a website.

You can use the Windows Files and Setting Transfer tool, just run it, and save to a USB Hard Drive.
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05 Sep 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Everything needed is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Be sure to read the SPecial Note for Dell Owners at the end.

Back up your files externally or to the cloud using Skydrive which offers 7gb free storage for each Windows Live ID.

A method is here to store your User folders to the cloud and at the same time sync them to all of your devices: Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with OneDrive
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