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How to; reinstall win7 and not lose my programs?
« on: November 01, 2016, 09:04:38 PM »
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Re: How to; reinstall win7 and not lose my programs?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 01:39:50 AM »
You would need a Win 7 install disk that included SP1 of the same architecture (32 0r 64bit) as you have installed and then you can perform a repair install.

When prompted for the product key, if using an OEM machine then use what is on the COA sticker.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

This link may work for you but when I've tried it, it isn't responding but may do later.

As advised, back up your drivers folders first onto something like an USB stick and then you can drop them back in after the repair.

The three folders can be found at C:\Windows\System32

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Re: How to; reinstall win7 and not lose my programs?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 05:21:04 AM »
The way I do it is not installing programs on the SystemDrive and Backup the Registry.Provided you would use the same windos installation it should work nicely

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Re: How to; reinstall win7 and not lose my programs?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 11:29:37 PM »
The problem with this method I have seen?

Shared DLL programs do not function properly