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Windows 7: reinstall windows seven

29 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
reinstall windows seven

i want to reinstall Windows 7 keeping my data it took 5 hours last time i installed
it if i reinstall it will it take as long or will it be shorter the reason for this is
my explorer keeps crashing when going into a folder and one of my games
is uninstalled but every time i enter the disc instead of install game it says
play game

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I think due to the amount of issues you seem to have been experiencing, a Clean Install would be your best bet.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

5 hours (without the updates) seems long. Your data will disappear with a reinstall unless you put it into a seperate data partition. If you are lucky, you may find it in windows.old - but that is messy.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


What you describe sounds like an in-place Install gone bad. This is why most techxperts recommend you do a Clean Install, to avoid having all of the corruption from Vista imported into Windows 7.

Back up your files, gather your program installers as you will have to reinstall programs, boot Windows 7 DVD, select Custom install, use Advanced Drive tools to delete all partitions, create new one(s) as you wish, then format before installing Windows 7 to first partition.

If you have an Upgrade version of Windows 7, the DVD will scan the HD at bootup to see Vista and allow use of Upgrade version key, even if you go on to delete/create/reformat using the DVD's drive tools.

The installer is nearly driver-complete, with newer drivers arriving quickly in optional Windows Updates. Any missing drivers or favorite apps can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer model, Adobe (flash, Reader) and Java (runtime, free Ofc Suite) websites.

If there was ever a time for a clean install, it is now with the best OS ever.
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