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Windows 7: Custom Install = Saved Personal Files?

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, MacOS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard
Custom Install = Saved Personal Files?

I need to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate over my current Windows 7 Ultimate installation due to an unfixable boot error (blue screen). I cannot access Windows to perform an upgrade (which keeps files and programs), so I'd like to know; if I perform a custom install from the DVD, will my personal files (videos, music etc..) be saved in the Windows.old folder?


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03 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Yes, see method 2 in this tut.

Custom Install Windows 7

Heres how to restore the windows.old folder.

Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation
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03 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, MacOS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard

Thanks... Now running fresh copy of Windows, files where intact in the Windows.old folder :)
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