Re installing the Windows OS without formatting the disk will keep your files safe. Only the system files will be rewirtten no change will be to the data files. But files stored in My Documents and Desktop will be lost if you are going for a clean installation. Download Recover My Files software to recover your old files after a system crash.
To reinstall Windows XP without losing any files and data, a back up disk should be created first. Windows XP is obsolete so it might not be possible to reinstall it without a program disk.
I would think data files, simply because you can always reinstall Windows system files
If you don't mind losing all of your files then yes, it is ok.
If you have encrypted this folder than the answer is no. To make it possible to open encrypted files after Windows reinstall you have to uncheck "Encrypt files" checkbox in the file properties dialog.
"Hidden" is a file attribute; this is information about the file that shouldn't change when you reinstall the operating system.
Yes, if you have copied all installion files on your hard disk. If you haven't you cannot reinstall Vista.
Reinstalling Windows will not erase the hard drive unless you tell it to reformat the hard drive before reinstalling the operating system. You will have to reinstall all your programs that were installed prior to reinstall but all your saved files will still be there.
You will have to go to a professional. He or she may be able to get the files from the hard drive of you crashed computer.
system mechanic probally is not starting because its files have crashed( which means you need to reinstall it) or there are other programs running that prevent it from starting.
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If your restore requires a windows disk then you cannot restore without one. Most do not require a windows CD. Most include the windows files in the manufacturer restore.
Windows 2000 Professional, XP and Vista
Encrypting Files System (EFS)
yes. it will save your files.
I am unsure of the names but I can remember what each one does. The first one should merely reinstall windows but leave all your files where they currently are. The second one should move the current structure of your hard drive to a folder normally entitled something along the lines of "my old disk structure". It will then reinstall windows on your hard drive. The third option should completely wipe your hard drive and reinstall windows on it. If you have any files that aren't backed up then you will lose them. Dont use this option if you have any files on the computer when you use this option you will lose them!
FAT and FAT32
No. Due to the main differences (Windows 3.1 is DOS and windows XP is its own operating system), you must make a backup of your files and install windows XP as fresh, then put the files back on the hard disk drive.
The distribution server share will need to contain the installation files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM.
A FAST wizard disk, Windows XP Professional installation CD
Local Security Policy
Configure your computer to cache versions of the files to your hard disk
Files and settings Transfer Wizard
If you have the install disc, yes. However it will delete all of your files and settings. It would be like turning on your computer for the first time.
Windows uses Microsoft Office Access to open MDB files. But, MSO Access does not come with windows pre-installed. Since MSO Access is part of the Microsoft Office Suite, you will have to buy Microsoft Office 2010 Professional or Professional-Plus(If you are on windows). If you are on a Mac, you can use MDB/ACCDB Viewer.