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external hard drive question

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by clay7676, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. clay7676

    clay7676 Regular member

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    If I was gonna re-format my hard drive, would backing up my applications on to my external hard mean that when i finsihed re-formatting it, I wouldn't have to install it?
     
  2. borhan9

    borhan9 Active member

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    you may not need tro reinstall the software apps but you still need the operating system and you may need to put the icons back and all the programs back on the start menu that link to the external drive.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    save your data to the external drive & reload your os & programs from scratch so will be all clean.
     
  4. pcrepair

    pcrepair Regular member

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    you will still have to reinstall your applications
     

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