Re: Clean install
well i dont think you would be able to save actual programs and just pop that folder in and run the program, you would have to reinstall the program, the reason why is about the registry, you can save document and music all that but programs usually dont run after a clean install until after you reinstall them.
I dont Know what the windows1 is i am guessing that it is just a copy of the windows folder.
and yea writing the files themselves to the DVD or CD would work just fine, i am used to just using a spare HDD but not everyone has one laying around that is formatted and ready to use
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