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 Post subject: Win7′s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Win7′s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:08 am 
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Good article! I wonder if you can use this method to kill a virus and save reloading everything or you must reformat to expunge the malware.

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 Post subject: Re: Win7′s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Win7′s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:01 am 
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Shiver me timbers! Wish I had caught this a few days ago. Caught a nasty case of the MBR virus disease; couldn't recover Win 7 with the usual methods, so did a reinstall. However, this time I picked up a couple of inexpensive, small but fast (80 gb) drives. Reinstalled Windows and my programs on one of the small drives, then allocated my 1 tb drives to "data" and "backup." I then swapped out the small drive for the other small drive, and repeated the install. Next time I have a problem, I can switch the drives, and be up and running without delay, then reformat/install/fix the first system drive at my leisure.

I'll probably switch out the drives every month or so to keep both updated, though.


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