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#1 damindor

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:00

if I follow these instructions wont it be the same as just installing windows from the start will I have to install all my programs again

 

http://www.windowsxp...epair/part3.htm

 

it suppose to be a repair thing but seems  more like reinstall thing to me




#2 Nick H.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:13

Since you haven't mentioned why you're doing this in the first place, all I can suggest is reading this. It includes details on the various options available to you.

#3 OP damindor

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 19:03

I am trying to fix windows image error which is more annoying then anything else and certainly is not worth reinstalling windows 

 

I read through the guide you posted but if I do this repair option will my programs stil be installed or will they need to be reinstalled



#4 helpifIcan

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:36

Ths link is more detailed, a repair install only overwrites the OS and does not do a format. As always there is always a chance that something coud go wrong so the best thing to do is create and image backup of the drive. If you do not do this there is a chance of losing everything. To be extra safe also  backup all you personal files such as pic, vids, favorites, MS files, ect, anything you cannot afford to lose.

 

http://www.123semina...Windows-XP.html



#5 OP damindor

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:41

OK thanks