If you format, than all data are gone. Why do you need to take such drastic an action ? What is your problem ? Your present installation may still be saved. Share more.
I have to reinstall windows and format my hard drive but I can't find a way to keep all the programs I have. I've lost many of the program installations discs and I just have the programs running on my hard drive. Is there any way to get the program installers from the applications themselves?