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Windows 7: Keeping a Backup?

20 Nov 2010   #1
ncrypt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Keeping a Backup?

Hi,
I have currently made a backup of my files using the integrated backup program in win7 but I now need to perform a reinstall of the OS (I want to move up to x64).

Would the new installation pick up my exist back up or will I have to start it all over again (this is nearly 1TB of data here!)

Thanks,


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20 Nov 2010   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

As far as I know, the new install will be just that. New install. However, You can use the easy transfer and it will move things like your settings, documents, music etc. You will still have to reinstall some programs but a few will be transferred.
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20 Nov 2010   #3
ncrypt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply!
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20 Nov 2010   #4
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

any time I can help. but you will have to reinstall most of the programs you have now. but it will get you much farther down the road quicker. it will tell you which programs you need to reinstall.
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