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Hrmm.. I'm beginning to think I may have a bumped up install of Vista. With the Media Center and random errors that show up on Startup, and the fact that Windows Photo Gallery doesn't work at all (as in doesnt start when clicked or anything), I'm considering a reinstall.

If I reinstall though, it should remember pretty much everything, like shortcuts on my desktop and stuff like that? Will I have to reinstall drivers?

And is there anything I can try before the reinstall. I'm not a fan of reinstalling anything.. pain in my arsenal.

Thanks guys

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if you reinstall (reformatting Vista) I assume, you could lose all of your data, unless you made backups on an alternate HD.
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You don't happen to be using a vLite of Windows Vista are you...? Cause when I used vLite on Windows Vista It totally botched the whole thing, Half my stuff wouldnt work.

And if you reinstall windows you will lose everything, unless you have it all backed up on NAS or an external drive.
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youll have to reinstall all your drivers and remake all your shortcuts with a new install. just remember to back up all your important files before you reinstall because you'll want to do a reformat.
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Damn. Then I can live without it.

I hate reinstalling.

Anyone kno a 3rd party program that can do the same kind of stuff? Like previewing an image when you double click it? Right now when I double click, I get nothing.

Also, If I reformat, it would just be the OS partition of my drive. I keep all my important data on a seperate HDD, and back it up to an external HDD. All my program files are on the same HDD as Vista, just a seperate partition. The only thing I would be losing is basically settings and drivers correct?
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I just noticed none of my Windows Programs work.

Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Windows Contacts.. all of it..

And no wonder I haven't been able to really use Aero.

Damn.. time for a reinstall I guess.
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