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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Heres what i do when i re format and reinstall:

  • I backup the User, Program files and Program files (X86) To another HD (make sure to include hidden files and folders).
  • I then format and reinstall windows.
  • I then make the user accounts the same names and then make an extra account called ADMIN or somother non descript name.
  • Log into the ADMIN account and go to the C drive and then replace the user folder with the backup but when it asks if you want to replace the files chose the copy but name them like so "data.dat" to "data (2).dat" option at the bottom.
  • Then I log out and delete the admin account.
  • I then install all my programs as if i was installing them the 1st time but once they have installed i replace the files in the program files with the ones in my backup ( i do this for games so it installs the Nesecary Dlls and shortcuts but keep all my current patches)
  • And then your done.
However in the case of my user files i have them MKlinked to my storage drive anyways, so all i have to do is create a new link every time i reinstall. After that all my files pop back up, even my wallpaper setting and win themes setting are back to how i like them.
Very sound...believe me I'm eating this stuff up. BTW, MKlinked...similar to using junction?
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Damn. I'd be afraid that I'd discover one day that I forgot how I set everything up (kinda like how I can forget a best friend's phone number thanks to speed dial).
Don't get me wrong i don't remember all my little settings when i do a complete fresh install... However when i encounter somthing i don't like it pops back into my head what to do because i remeber it from the 1st time again.

Kind of like removing the ads fom WLM with internet explorer bloked sites list.

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Very sound...believe me I'm eating this stuff up. BTW, MKlinked...similar to using junction?
Yeah thats exactly what it is .
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Don't get me wrong i don't remember all my little settings when i do a complete fresh install... However when i encounter somthing i don't like it pops back into my head what to do because i remeber it from the 1st time again.

Kind of like removing the ads fom WLM with internet explorer bloked sites list.
Or, kinda like riding a bike.
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Or, kinda like riding a bike.
Indeed and even if you can't remember, you found a solution the 1st time so chances are you will be able to find it again.
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