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re-installing windows 98 without losing data?


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sinclaird

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After trying to remove an unwanted spyware application, my windows 98 pc crashed. On reboot, it produced a "windows seup" screen. I used a startup floppy to get into DOS, to make sure all my files were present on the hard drive - and they appeared to be OK. If I reload windows from the startup floppy and then follow the setup process on the windows 98 cd, will my data files - my documents, other folders in the C directory, etc -be ok? Does running a new setup from the windows 98 cd just load new files into the "windows" directory and leave all other files as they are? I appreciate any help at all, please, as I am a relative novice!! Thanks!
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Hi sinclaird...Welcome to G2G!

The procedure for doing a reinstall without losing data is a little more involved thatn just running an "overlay" installation. The instructions can be found HERE.

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wannabe - thank you! I will follow the instructions as provided.
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