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      Jun 24th, 09, 4:12 AM
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|I need to re-install windows xp media center edition vsn 2005. the
| recovery disks for doing this installation saying that the process
| will first FORMAT the entire hard drive before
| the installation of the operating system is performed.
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| As I presently have valued applications, data, files, etc. on the hard
| drive, what software can be used that would backup everything EXCEPT
| the operating system.
|
| Best, Aaron

Because application installation gets intertwined with the Windows OS, it
would be extraordinarily difficult to just do the OS and still have your
apps work without a reinstall of each. Far better to save all your data
files, do the recovery and then reinstall the applications. If you have a
lot of apps, use something like belarc advisor to get a detailed printable
list of what you have.installed and check off the ones you want to
reinstall. If you're like me, they will be many you won't want to bother
with.


 
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