Solved Will installing Windows 7 again delete my files? Tags: Windows 7 Computers Motherboards Last response: January 9, 2014 5:54 PM in Windows 7 Share Legault January 9, 2014 5:47:34 PM Just got a new motherboard and I am planning on installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my computer. Will this wipe my hard drive if it was using Windows 7 to start with? Thanks for any answers! More about : installing windows delete files Reply to Legault allocco91 a b V Motherboard January 9, 2014 5:54:27 PM Yes, you would want to backup the data on another storage device. Reply to allocco91 m 0 l Best solution USAFRet a c 581 $ Windows 7 a c 232 V Motherboard January 9, 2014 5:54:47 PM Legault said:Just got a new motherboard and I am planning on installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my computer. Will this wipe my hard drive if it was using Windows 7 to start with? Thanks for any answers! New installation, be prepared to reinstall all your applications. As with any major change, save your critical files elsewhere first. They will probably be saved in a folder called "Windows.old". Unless you check the wrong checkbox during the install. Always, always....have another copy offline during the changeover. Reply to USAFRet Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Solvedre-installing windows deleting files?? Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 again Forum SolvedDeleting old files in Windows 7? Forum SolvedIs deleting temporary files in Windows 7 safe? Forum SolvedCannot delete a file that is messing up another program (Windows 7) Forum SolvedDeleting Windows 7 folders/files in old HDD? Forum SolvedI would like to install Windows 7 on my second drive and delete Windows 8 Forum SolvedInstall Windows 7 to a new SSD and Delete of Current HDD Forum SolvedAre my old files still in my HDD after installing WIndows 7? Forum SolvedDeleted Windows 7 from external hard drive. Can I recover the files? Forum Solvedi installed a new MOBO and CPU how can i install windows 7 again and keep my account and all the prgrams saved please reply q Forum Any good ways to keep files when re-installing windows 7? Forum when i'm intalling windows xp it stuck because of there some files missing.but i can;t install again right because dell gx280 Forum SolvedAfter formatting the system with windows 7 & installing windows 8, is it possible to recover files and folders in C drive? Forum error code 0x8007045d at expanding files when installing windows 7 Forum Windows 7 cant move or delete files on external drive Forum How to delete files which aapear in blue letters in windows7 Forum SolvedGetting new Mobo/CPU How do I uninstall Windows 7 and install again? Forum My windows 7 cant delete files from flash disc or format Forum Corrupt files when installing Windows 7. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !