If I re-install all original software....

Discussion in 'Windows XP Performance' started by Guest, May 3, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If I need to re-intall the original software that came
    with the PC (eMachine w/ Windows XP), will I lose all of
    the pics in My Pictures, Spreadsheets I have saved, Word
    Docs, Quicken Books, etc.

    thanks
     
    Guest, May 3, 2004
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  2. Can't say for sure - don't know exactly what software you have installed, or
    how you plan to reinstall it.

    Backup and you'll have no reason to worry.

    Rocky

    <> wrote in message
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    > If I need to re-intall the original software that came
    > with the PC (eMachine w/ Windows XP), will I lose all of
    > the pics in My Pictures, Spreadsheets I have saved, Word
    > Docs, Quicken Books, etc.
    >
    > thanks
     
    Rocket J. Squirrel, May 3, 2004
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  3. In a nutshell, Yes. Before you start to reinstall xp from your emachine
    recovery disc make sure that you backup all your pictures, spreadsheets,
    word docs and quicken documents. The best thing to do is back them up to a
    cd. If your machine is like mine it will have come with either a cd/rw or a
    dvd/rw. I know it can be a chore, but it is always wise to regularly backup
    important data to a removable disc. It saves a lot of heartache after the
    event.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    www.freelanceit.glowinternet.net
    <> wrote in message
    news:775c01c43121$98d58b70$...
    > If I need to re-intall the original software that came
    > with the PC (eMachine w/ Windows XP), will I lose all of
    > the pics in My Pictures, Spreadsheets I have saved, Word
    > Docs, Quicken Books, etc.
    >
    > thanks
     
    John Barnett MVP, May 3, 2004
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