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check list before I 'restore' my presario 5838?

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September 19, 2005 9:55:12 PM

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Hi All,

I recently purchased a new computer and want to clean up my old Compaq
Presario 5838 for my daughter. It's become pretty bloated over the
years so I'm going to use the Restore CDs that came with it and take it
back to 'factory original'.

I'm doing things like exporting my Outlook Express address book, saving
Internet Explorer favourites file, and burning my data files to CD.
Does anyone know of a check list of things to 'backup' or prepare
before formatting a hard drive? I'd hate to go ahead only to find out
that all the passwords I have saved in Explorer for different websites
were lost (is that stored in
cookies? should I be saving the cookies somehow? can I transfer them to
my knew computer?).
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Cheers & thanks in advance,
Karen in Keswick :o )
September 20, 2005 3:13:05 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Try backing up any files with the extension .PWL (password list) and
cookies, since passwords are saved in them as well.
HH

"karen" <karen.webmail@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1127177712.904165.29360@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I recently purchased a new computer and want to clean up my old Compaq
> Presario 5838 for my daughter. It's become pretty bloated over the
> years so I'm going to use the Restore CDs that came with it and take it
> back to 'factory original'.
>
> I'm doing things like exporting my Outlook Express address book, saving
> Internet Explorer favourites file, and burning my data files to CD.
> Does anyone know of a check list of things to 'backup' or prepare
> before formatting a hard drive? I'd hate to go ahead only to find out
> that all the passwords I have saved in Explorer for different websites
> were lost (is that stored in
> cookies? should I be saving the cookies somehow? can I transfer them to
> my knew computer?).
> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers & thanks in advance,
> Karen in Keswick :o )
>
>
Anonymous
September 22, 2005 3:20:38 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

På Tue, 20 Sep 2005 02:55:12 +0200, skrev karen <karen.webmail@gmail.com>:

> Hi All,
>
<snip>
> Does anyone know of a check list of things to 'backup' or prepare
> before formatting a hard drive? I'd hate to go ahead only to find out
> that all the passwords I have saved in Explorer for different websites
> were lost (is that stored in
> cookies? should I be saving the cookies somehow? can I transfer them to
> my knew computer?).
> Any advice is greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers & thanks in advance,
> Karen in Keswick :o )
>

http://installchecklist.windowsreinstall.com/


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