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kiwiantennas
03-06-2013, 08:25 PM
how can I reinstall the windows 7 without loosing my documents in other hard disks?

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2013, 08:31 PM
What other hdd's?? If theyre not on the same hdd as windows, they wont get deleted. Probably better if you create your own post kiwiantennas

Jen
03-06-2013, 08:58 PM
Moved to own thread. :)

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2013, 09:00 PM
Ta Jen :) How many hdds does it have kiwiantennas (for the 1 PC - if its a desktop)??

dugimodo
04-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Reinstalling windows usually only effects the C: drive and any installed programs. It will not normally delete anything on any other drives unless you tell it to. If you have more than one physical hard drive they will be fine, if it's partitions on the same drive just be careful not to delete or change any partitions.

What sort of documents are we talking about?, data files such as office documents and things like movies, music, pictures etc, will be ok as long as they are not stored in the "my documents" folders on the C: drive. Programs may need to be reinstalled even if they are on different drives because windows often needs registry entries etc for an installed program to work (there are some that don't need installing).

bk T
04-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Is it OK to delete the System Reserve partition when doing a clean install?

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2013, 10:42 AM
I just make the partitions bigger. Then setup cant create it

nmercer
05-06-2013, 09:23 PM
Is it OK to delete the System Reserve partition when doing a clean install?

yes