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Njock Ayuk Eyong - Want to install windows 7

    Question

  • Hi I am Njock. I am using windows 7 in my laptop. I want to install it again, but don't want to lose data. Can I install it again with keeping all the data remains in the same computer.
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:27 PM

Answers

  • Lots of people feel that regular backups is something for wimps. Real people do not need to back up their irreplaceable files. They often learn a very harsh lesson when something goes wrong with their PC.

    Iron rule of data storeage: Important files must be stored on two independent media at all times.

    If you like big risks then you can re-install Windows without bothering about backups. It will probably work. Maybe it won't. It's your choice. If you do back up your files beforehand, remember to perform a few spot checks of the backup on a different machine. How else would you know that the backup was successful?

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:25 PM
  • Hello,

    An in-place upgrade may meet your requirement:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2255099

    After the upgrade, you don’t need to reinstall any application and all the data are not affected.


    Thanks,


    Simon Wu
    TechNet Community Support

    Saturday, August 01, 2015 7:37 AM

All replies

  • Lots of people feel that regular backups is something for wimps. Real people do not need to back up their irreplaceable files. They often learn a very harsh lesson when something goes wrong with their PC.

    Iron rule of data storeage: Important files must be stored on two independent media at all times.

    If you like big risks then you can re-install Windows without bothering about backups. It will probably work. Maybe it won't. It's your choice. If you do back up your files beforehand, remember to perform a few spot checks of the backup on a different machine. How else would you know that the backup was successful?

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:25 PM
  • Hello,

    An in-place upgrade may meet your requirement:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2255099

    After the upgrade, you don’t need to reinstall any application and all the data are not affected.


    Thanks,


    Simon Wu
    TechNet Community Support

    Saturday, August 01, 2015 7:37 AM
  • Thanks for giving the useful suggestions. If I have any issue during installing windows 7, I will discuss here.
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:54 AM