I am currently having a pretty terrible day.
Malware has ravaged my current windows install so bad that it's almost unusable. There seems to be no way to fix it (that I am able to comprehend), I don't have a recovery option on the boot, nor can I upgrade install from inside windows (says I am missing a file?)
I can and have, done a fresh install of windows with the same disc - works just fine - the only problem being, my files are all on the bad windows install (both installs are on the same partition (only 1))
My question is this:
Is there some way to merge the two installs into 1 good install? like bring my file structure over from the bad install to the good one? or using files from the good to repair the bad?
I currently use win xp pro 64, and while I might have access to a windows 7 64 disc, I don't think I can upgrade from xp to 7 - however, does anyone know if it is possible to go from:
xp x64 > vista x64 > 7 x64? - and keep everything intact? - if so I will be more than happy to try and borrow a copy of vista to bridge the two.
Any help would be appreciated.