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Ok, here we go..... Answered

I have one more piece of info to get yet, before I wipe and restore my OS.

Wish me luck, I have never done this before....I don't know what might be involved, and what might hinder my getting back to the place I was before; and, hopefully unlike a stay at Hotel California, I will be able to return to the place I was before (I would also like to get some projects out this weekend....what are the chances, do you think? LOL).

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. As long as you have the drivers, it should go without a hitch. . Good luck.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I think my middle name is hitch or maybe unforeseen problems ;-)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

I think Microsoft foresaw the need to reformat when things undoubtedly go wrong, so they made it pretty straight forward.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks, I hope so....I have one place to go yet, before I start this....I hope I am able to repartition the HD before everything is said and done.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. As W'burg said, the Win install disc makes formatting/partitioning pretty easy. You have to get several steps into the install process before you get to the formatting part.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Well, I did have one choice, and so I went with the Recovery portion for now.

This still wiped most everything from the accessible portion of my Desktop, etc. so I spent most of today loading printer, camera, and other drivers, etc. (reinstalling FF, Flock for my wife) and running the numerous upgrades I needed to run to get back up to speed.

Now I just have to get into the habit of doing backups to avoid this mess in the future, OR if the machine gets too mucked up again, I feel much more confident about the restore/recovery or wipe and start new disk.