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Windows 7: Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

20 Aug 2009   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

With FF you should be able to export your settings, then import then into a new install, or use a portable version that can just be copied over.

And no, most of your programs will not work like that. Common apps still require an installation, and if you skip that, then it is very likely that they will not work right.

~Lordbob


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20 Aug 2009   #11
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

To fully backup your Firefox, you need to copy these two folders:
  • C.\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Mozilla
  • C.\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla
This way you get all your Firefox settings, profiles, saved passwords, bookmarks etc. to a new installation.

On new installation, install FF and run it once. Then copy above mentioned folders to your new installation.

Kari
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05 Jan 2010   #12
I Need Ferrets

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I've been trying this tutorial and it does say 'The system cannot find the file specified' but it says it on all steps
Any tips??
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05 Jan 2010   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I Need Ferrets View Post
I've been trying this tutorial and it does say 'The system cannot find the file specified' but it says it on all steps
Any tips??
You may have typed it wrong. Make sure it is letter for letter.

~Lordbob
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16 Jan 2010   #14
Jackal5

Windows 7
 
 

What is you are restoring Windows 7 from the RC?

I thought I was doing a fresh instal and over writing everything but now I have a Windows.old.000 folder. I can follow the tut instructions but fro the last part there is no code for restoring the boot sector from the RC.
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16 Jan 2010   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackal5 View Post
What is you are restoring Windows 7 from the RC?

I thought I was doing a fresh instal and over writing everything but now I have a Windows.old.000 folder. I can follow the tut instructions but fro the last part there is no code for restoring the boot sector from the RC.
That is because it is not needed. Just restart.

~Lordbob
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17 Jan 2010   #16
Jackal5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks.
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03 Apr 2010   #17
edbarcik

Win 7 Build 7600
 
 

can you just restore the Software registry settings and everything will work again?
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03 Apr 2010   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edbarcik View Post
can you just restore the Software registry settings and everything will work again?
Hmm.....

I don't know. Reinstalling would still be the better option....

~Lordbob
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04 Apr 2010   #19
edbarcik

Win 7 Build 7600
 
 
Registry

This is what I've done.

Reinstalled Win 7 64.

In the process of recovering files and data from Windows.old as I write this.

I have a registry backup from when the machine went down so I'm thinking if I restore this registry, system should function as it did before, make sense????

I'm curious if you've managed to install windows on an existing partition, changing that partition prior to installation, i.e. perhaps renaming windows and other folders that a new installation would look for prior to installation allowing for a windows only installation and leaving everything else intact
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