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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !