[thelist] System question...........

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Mon Jun 4 12:24:18 CDT 2001

I have to re-install Win98SE all too often, but have never had a problem
with the re-install messing up other stuff on my machine, thankfully.  I
just insert the CD and let it install as if from scratch.  For safety's
sake, I'd back up critical files first.  If you don't have a Windows CD, I'd
be even more cautious using the OEM Recovery disk.  Of course you could wait
for XP to come out in October (we hope) and buy and use that upgrade.


> Use the Recovery disk making sure to only restore the Windows operating
> system rather than restoring the PC to its newly formatted state. The
> will fix your complaint but erase all of your word files and Quicken data
> along with all kinds of other stuff you accumulated using that machine."
> Now, I'm no system expert, but won't restoring the Windows OS even screw
> or loose some of the stuff I have on the machine????????????
> This kind of stuff scares the crap out of me!  Too much stuff on this
> machine to loose!
> Sandy

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