Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Reinstalling Notebook - How to backup?

25 Nov 2011   #1

Windows Seven
Reinstalling Notebook - How to backup?

I want to do a reinstall because since i got a virus all games are laggy even though the virus is removed.
please dont recommend me better virus removal apps.

I need an application that can backup my itunes library, and itunes data so when i install itunes i can manually or with use of a app set back the files so itunes will regonise where i had the data before.

I also have a lot of games installed with savegames ect on a other partition. I want an app that can backup the games in the register of windows 7 so i can set those back so the games are still "installed" when i have performed the re-install.
same with apps.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2011   #3

Windows Seven

honestly, i dont trust microsoft apps.
Will this really also work for backupping user installed stuff like the register ect?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Reimporting AppData settings or reg keys is a corruption path into a new install and not recommended. Your goal should be to get the reinstall as clean and perfect as possible so you can backup an image of finished setup and never have to reinstall again.

With Itunes, follow these steps: How to back up your media in iTunes

Follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall of Win7 based on thousands we have helped with here: Reinstalling Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Reinstalling Notebook - How to backup?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Reinstalling windows 7 starter on gigabyte notebook
Hi guys, hope you can help! I have a Gigabyte notebook which came with Windows 7 Starter installed. It's become slow and prone to viruses and adware and I want to completely reinstall Windows 7 Starter and start from scratch - I don't need any of the old files or software at all; I just want to...
Installation & Setup
How to store backup notebook battery?
Hi. I have a HP 6720s notebook and I have 2 batteries for it. Both of them are functional, but I'm carrying the second one as backup if I need longer battery time. How should I store it? Is a plastic bag OK or do I need a special antistatic bag? Also I read somewhere I shouldn't keep it...
Hardware & Devices
Reinstalling Windows 7 OEM onto a new SSD? What to backup?
So I've been using my new laptop recently and discovered its hybrid hard drive contains an SSD. And boots up windows in seconds. This has caused me to want to buy an SSD for my desktop (my real gaming machine). The trouble lies within reinstalling windows and backing up. My desktop currently has...
Installation & Setup
Reinstalling win 7 from backup made before Ms product keys activated
0110 So I made a nice backup using the win7 backup and restore default program- then the Win 7 and Office 2010 product keys were activated and I made a new back up- BUT want I would like to know if I restored from the first back up would it upset my product key activation and put me back to 30 day...
Backup and Restore
Reinstalling Win7 Can I backup current ProductKey & Activation?
Hi After attempting in vain to install IE9 beta. My windows is playing up and cant install anything now. I get "The resource loader cache doesn't have loaded MUI entry" error I have tried SFC /scannow but nothing. And I do not have any "System Restore" now the "Turn Windows Features" Winds is...
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App