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How to refresh windows 7 and keep my programs

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July 17, 2012 12:22:45 PM

Hello,
I want to know how to refresh windows 7 and keep my programs if windows 7 can not even start in any mode
July 17, 2012 12:30:07 PM

I assume you mean reinstall, and all your programs will be gone, you will have to back them up somewhere
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July 17, 2012 12:34:37 PM

if you have the disc..........


go into the BIOS and make the dvd/cd rom drive first boot device. make the HD 2nd.

put the W7 disc in the cd tray/shut it. hit F10 and then enter. let machine reboot. Watch the screen. soon it will ask if you want to boot to cd. say yes.... or hit enter i think it is.

let it do it's stuff. it will come to a blue screen where it will ask you to agree ( hit F8 ).......... soon you will see a screen for (R) repair......... let the one go. the second time around you will have "R" and full install. select the "R" then. let it do it's stuff. it should repair your opsys............ when the machine reboots ( and I think it does a couple of times )..... do not hit the "enter" key to boot from cd-rom....... just the first time is all you do. it will seem like a new install but it does a repair but you will have to agree to stuff and reset things. just go with it........ when you are finally done go into the BIOS and make the HD first boot device again and cd-rom second. F10/enter to reboot.

if i missed something somebody chime in.
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July 17, 2012 12:39:08 PM

the problem is that the first round cannot bring the windows to a start so the second round cannot be possible
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a b $ Windows 7
July 17, 2012 1:21:17 PM

does the computer start ? and can you see the BIOS screen when it does ?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 17, 2012 1:25:50 PM

Using your windows dis try to repair the current install (the disc will boot windows and give a repair option) If you can not, you will have to do a clean install. All your programs and setting will be in a folder called old windows in the new install. However you will need to reinstall all the programs. This is because windows figures that if it can not be fixed to run correctly, the issues may be in the registry or system partition. So then these must be replaced and it becomes a clean installation.
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July 17, 2012 2:08:44 PM

swifty_morgan said:
does the computer start ? and can you see the BIOS screen when it does ?

it starts and then blue screen with errors like 0X00000000xxxx etc. and hangs and you have to force power button to turn off
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a b $ Windows 7
July 18, 2012 2:16:11 AM

unplug from wall. push power button to drain. make sure memory and other hardware is seated properly and all electrical connections and cables are seated tight. try to boot.
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July 27, 2012 12:28:17 AM

none of the answers are good
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a b $ Windows 7
July 27, 2012 4:03:59 AM

Then you can not do what you want. You will need to do a clean install of Win7. There will be a file called "Old Windows" created during the new install. It will contain your old files, data and settings. You will still need to reinstall all programs and drivers. Also any device software (printers, scanners, cams, etc.).
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