Windows Repair - do I need to reinstall Office? Tags: Virus Office Windows XP Last response: October 12, 2010 1:29 PM in Windows XP Share zxxxt October 12, 2010 7:47:00 AM A friend got a virus so he wants to do Windows repair. Sorry I haven't done too much Windows repair so I am not sure...was thinking Office and otehr programs should stay but I'd like to make sure. So I do this on boot up and choose repair instead of fresh install right? And all programs and applications stays? Thanks. More about : windows repair reinstall office 4Ryan6 October 12, 2010 11:26:59 AM I've never lost any Msft Office files or any other files outside the Operating system files in any repairs I've done, there's always the chance for a bad HDD to rear its ugly head so back up your important files first if you can http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244555-45-performing-repair-reinstall-winxp-tips aford10 October 12, 2010 1:14:25 PM Simply doing a windows repair doesn't mean it'll remove any infections. For that, you may want to check out the guide in my signature. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zxxxt October 12, 2010 1:29:51 PM Yeah I know, if its my PC then I do a complete reinstall of everything...because I will only spend about 2 hours or maximum of 3. But its my friends PC and he doesn't want to do all of that. Thanks for the links guys. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumError 1935 on trying to reinstall MS Office 2007 ForumNeed to reinstall drivers and windows 7 on a dell inspiron ForumUpgrading to a larger hard drive, need to move MS Office 2007 ForumReinstall microsoft office program files ForumWindows 8 refreshing- Save MS Office !! ForumCooling Fan Roundup ForumThermal Compound Roundup ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware Forumslow computer/mso office 2003 Pro/ reinstall ForumHowdo i reinstall windows with the repair disk ForumHorrible freezing problems following Microsoft Office 2010 uninstall. ForumOffice Home and Student 2007 reinstall issues ForumOffice lost? ForumWhy windows cant configure microsoft office enterprise 2007 ForumHelp! Ran into problem trying to repair Windows XP. ForumProblem with programs after reinstall Windows XP ForumCan't uninstall or repair Office 2003 under XP SP2 ForumGetting past administrative password ForumHow to encrypt password in windows ForumWindows root system32\\ntoskrnl exe More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !