View Full Version : Query about overwriting main system files

29-08-2008, 03:39 PM
So I recently found out my hard drive crashed and could no longer write data, so I took it in to get fixed and we've had it replaced and all the old data on the disk was backed up onto this new one in a certain folder.

Okay so just hypothetically speaking here, but would it be possible to say..
Boot the computer in MSDOS mode or command prompt and copy the whole original system folders (windows, program files etc..) from the old disks files and overwrite the fresh copy with no problems so I don't have to install everything again?

Thanks for the support if anyone can help
Have a good weekend!

Speedy Gonzales
29-08-2008, 03:41 PM
No you'll have to reinstall programs again. And probably updates. And windows

Since, if you copy them straight across (without installing), the registry wont know theyre there. And they're not going to work