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Windows 7: will old windows partition still have all files and programs

08 Jul 2015   #1
toadprincess

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will old windows partition still have all files and programs

My windows had stopped working and needed to be reinstalled. I clicked on custom to reinstall windows wanting to just overwrite it and keep all my files and programs. I cant reinstall windows on the OS_Install partition due to not enough space. I don't want to reformat because i wasn't able to back up everything. I was hoping I wouldn't have to, but since I cant install window 7 on that partition and I can on my Data partition I was wondering if I could still access everything that was on the other one where the windows isn't working? Or am i gonna have to wipe it all and start fresh?


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09 Jul 2015   #2
gregrocker
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After backing up everything you should be deleting all partitions during the booted reinstall.

Everything is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and has been used by over 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint.
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