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Windows 7: System Repair Disk + Image + Backing up files : is it enough?

31 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunsetlover View Post
Yes a clean re-install I was talking about. Sorry about my apprehensions, I never had to use the system repair disk and image before.
I'm a bit confused now about what you really want to do.
(1) A clean install is when you start with a Windows installation DVD or ISO and activate it with a product key. It's a brand new (hence the word "clean") operating system installation with no installed application programs or any of your old user data. You can do this as many times as you want but a retail license will restrict you to one computer at a time unless you bough a multiple system license.

(2) A system image restore, restores your system back to the condition it was in when you made the image back to your current computer. This includes your installed applications and user data as well as the operating system of course. It's like restoring a total snapshot of your computer.

People don't often want to do (1) because you need to reinstall all your applications and data. Option (2) is used more often to easily get you quickly back to a fully functional system.

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