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Old 07-22-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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if i do the "repair windows" thing on my windows install disk, does it erase anything? or will i lose any of my settings?
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:21 AM   #2
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Is it a brand name computer with a recovery disk? ....... if it is then the answer is yes

If it is an XP disk then the answer is no, with this exception as far as I know, if the user has all their data stored in the All Users directory, apparently it will be overwritten, Microsoft on the topic

EDIT: Microsoft on a repair install
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You'll want to follow the instructions listed in the second link that Deathstar posted. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied.
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: repairing windows

If it is just a repair, you will not lose anything, the system files will only be replaced.

If it is an OS replacement disc, you will lose everything. But, you can repair, from the OS disc.
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hey... i dont wanna seal this thread but, whenver I do windows repair, it alwasy asked for an admin password ... I tryed everything, i have windows home edition.
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:02 AM   #6
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Have u tried leaving the psswrd blank?
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okay, thanks guys. i think i might do this then. i hav the os disk, not a restore thing or w/e. (i can actually install windows). so ill try repairing it. maybe that ill solve the problem im having with the sims2.
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Ok, what problem are you having with the Sims 2?
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