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Reinstall windows w/o losing programs

by dpgoldmix / August 14, 2004 10:20 PM PDT

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?

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Re: Reinstall windows w/o losing programs
by Papa Echo / August 14, 2004 10:35 PM PDT

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.

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yes u can but
by AussiePete / August 15, 2004 1:52 AM PDT

need to know why u r reinstalling - will it be the same operating system and what programs u want to reinstall etc etc

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Re: Reinstall windows w/o losing programs
by Jake Barnes / August 15, 2004 3:39 AM PDT

My guess is no - if you have to reformat. Have you tried a repair install. That's what it's there for.

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