Does "reinstall" require reinstall of all application software

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by mikiehahn, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mikiehahn

    mikiehahn Guest

    If I do a "reinstall" of Vista OS, will I then need to reinstall all th
    applications, programs and games on my system

    Thanks
     
    mikiehahn, Oct 6, 2008
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  2. mikiehahn

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi mikehahn

    It depends on what kind of reinstall you are planning, if you can d
    thi

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.htm

    then you should need to reinstall all your programs and settings

    If you are planning on thi

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117366-clean-install-full-version-vista.htm

    then you will need to.

    You can make it easier by transferring your data, program setup files
    exported mail client and browser details onto a separtate partition
    Then format and install Vista onto the partition it was originally on
    Then reinstall/import from that new partition

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95398-disk-management-shrink-partition.htm

    Or you could use the Widows Easy Transfer program - tell it you are o
    your Old Computer, and transfer your files and settings to an externa
    media. After reinstalling, tell it you are on your new computer an
    transfer in from the external media

    'Windows Easy Transfer - Vista Moving Service | TigerDirect News
    (http://news.tigerdirect.com/2006/11/02/windows-easy-transfer-vista-moving-service/

    Hope that help

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Oct 6, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    Yes.

    How to install Windows Vista - covers upgrade and clean install -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918884

    Malke
     
    Malke, Oct 6, 2008
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    Vangellis Guest

    Hi
    Yes, unfortunately, unless you have made a disk image backup.
    But to start from scratch, that is, reformat your hard drive and reinstall
    Vista, then yes, you will have to reinstall all your third party
    applications, programs and games.
    Vangellis
    MCP,MCTS,MCPD,MCIPT,MCA,MCSE,MCSD,MCDBA
     
    Vangellis, Oct 6, 2008
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