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Windows 7: Saving programs

25 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Saving programs


I would like to reinstall windows 7 but have some programs e.g Microsoft Office 2007, but do not have the original insallation discs, question is how can I save these and reinstall without losing them. The main reason I wish to install Windows 7 is I think some things with in 7 are not working as they should. Any advice would be most welcome, I am an aging beginner so please be gentle.......LOL

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25 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

What in Windows 7 is not working? Can you tell us specifically what's wrong?

Try running the SFC/SCANNOW command. It will fix any corrupted or deleted files. Run the command followed by a reboot, three times.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't work, try restoring your computer to a point before the problems started using System Restore.
System Restore

You could also try doing a repair install using the original Windows 7 disk.
Repair Install
If you do not have a Windows 7 disk, you can create one.
System Repair Disc - Create

Hope this helps,
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25 Jun 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Hi Jaidyn

have run sfc/scannow and says everything ok so will try reinstal with windows disc

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25 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

No problemo.
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