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Windows 7: how do i get a windows.old when i re install windows?

01 Feb 2014   #1
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
how do i get a windows.old when i re install windows?

I am about to re install windows on my computer, but i am unable to copy everything over to a secondary hard drive. What option do i pick to re install windows and keep all the files currently on that drive?


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01 Feb 2014   #2
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

What you want is a repair install,

Repair Install

It's always a good idea to back up what you want to keep, why can't you do that?

To do a repair install you need to be able to do it from the desktop, can you boot to the desktop of that computer?
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01 Feb 2014   #3
Jemjem787

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What you want is a repair install,

Repair Install

It's always a good idea to back up what you want to keep, why can't you do that?

To do a repair install you need to be able to do it from the desktop, can you boot to the desktop of that computer?
This is what i was looking for, thanks!
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02 Feb 2014   #4
derekimo

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You're welcome.
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