Dell M70 laptop with windows XP i need to reinstall windows and am confused ?
First my name is Rob and i am sorry to trouble all you guys with my problem, i continue to be astounded by genius on this site and the brilliant hacks, solutions and inventions that you guys come up with. I am an engineer in motorsport (rallying) and am reasonably good with anything mechanical, But i must be dyslexic when it comes to computers, i just dont get them i really dont.
To my question
my dell m70 laptop with windows XP and many "motorsport type" data logging engine mapping software that have used over the years, the computer is 6/7 years and is now very slow many programs do not work eg "excel " i am told i need to reinstall my disc which i have
my questions are
1how and where do i back up my current information to ?
2 can i back up/save the software i have on it and reinstall it after disc (i dont have original software cds etc) ?