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Windows 7: Non Destructive Rebuilds

01 Oct 2009   #1
stubbyd

various
 
 
Non Destructive Rebuilds

Hi all - my first message here so be nice

Anyway, I haven't had much chance to play with W7 yet but some of my friends have and they are far less techy than I. What this boils down to is that I get all their tech support queries and I'm just trying to prep for the day ...

So, with XP one can always do a "non destrcutive" re-install of the OS. And by this I mean it effectively puts a clean copy of the OS on but leaves all documents, settings, intact.

Will W7 do this as well?

And if so has nayone documented it yet do you know? My google effort turned up nothing that my short attention psan could cope with ...!

Tx.


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01 Oct 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stubbyd View Post
Hi all - my first message here so be nice

Anyway, I haven't had much chance to play with W7 yet but some of my friends have and they are far less techy than I. What this boils down to is that I get all their tech support queries and I'm just trying to prep for the day ...

So, with XP one can always do a "non destrcutive" re-install of the OS. And by this I mean it effectively puts a clean copy of the OS on but leaves all documents, settings, intact.

Will W7 do this as well?

And if so has nayone documented it yet do you know? My google effort turned up nothing that my short attention psan could cope with ...!

Tx.
Hi and welcome,

Yes, Win7 does that too.

With the disk in place, boot and wait until you can select repair install.

Greetz
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01 Oct 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums, stubbyd
Have you had a look at the tutorials that are available here at SF?
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
The above link is the index page thats a good place to look for how to guides.
The repair install tut is here. Repair Install
Also I like to look at the related links that are displayed with each tutorial. Hope that you enjoy your stay here.
Non Destructive Rebuilds-related-links-repair-install.jpg


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01 Oct 2009   #4
stubbyd

various
 
 

Thank you both.

I had done a search on the forums but hadn't thought about tutorials. I shall considered myself informed and go have a good peruse of them now.

Again my thanks.
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01 Oct 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

You're welcome, and welcome.
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01 Oct 2009   #6
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stubbyd View Post
So, with XP one can always do a "non destrcutive" re-install of the OS. And by this I mean it effectively puts a clean copy of the OS on but leaves all documents, settings, intact.
Tx.
Stubby, do you mean a repair of Win7 when it is already installed, or upgrading from something to Win7? There are cases you can upgrade, others when you can't (e.g. from XP to 7 or from 32 to 64bits etc). Please check the tutorials about upgrade paths
Good luck and welcome from me too.
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