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Backing up all files and programs from a dead windows system?

Is there any way to completely backup all files and programs on a windows 8 machine, and then reinstall it, copy all the data over after reinstallation I ask because I have an irrecoverable bcd, I've ...
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How do I allow a new Windows 7 install to use the old programs from the previous install?

Here's the scoop. I killed my Win 7, so I installed a new copy. It moved the previous install of Win 7 into "windows.old" file folder. What I would like to know is can I recover previously loaded ...
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1answer
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How to backup programs without risking to restore into a corrupt system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Backup an installed software I have a newly installed SSD in my system (with OS etc installed on it), but I'm not too happy with the boot up time (1 min 15 s). So I am ...
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1answer
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How to back up OS and application preferences on Mac OS X Lion for reinstalling?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm happy to copy folders, or use a utility. I know a lot of preferences are kept in ~/user/Library/Application Support.
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1answer
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Keeping OEM software after reinstalling OS (Toshiba NB550D)

Ok, this is a problem i've had acouple of times over the years with laptops (But made worse by current trend of not giving CD's with computer, and instead have harddrive partitions with just a ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 incremental backup: continuing backup after reinstalling the OS & restoring the data

I really like how Windows 7's incremental backup works. However there's one big problem: after reinstalling the operating system and restoring data from the backup, there's no way to continue to sync ...
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How can I backup Windows 7 with programs and files?

Is there any way that I can reinstall Windows 7 and put all my programs and files back on the system without reinstalling programs one-by-one, like a Mac?
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How to get windows 7 cd key from command prompt or linux live disk?

Recently my windows 7 installation broke and refuse to boot (see here). I wish to reinstall but only have 1 cd key. Is there a way to retrieve my current cd key with the use of only command prompt ...
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3answers
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Move all files from computer hard drive to external USB hard drive, save user settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows ? I deal with a lot of computers with Windows damaged beyond repair by viruses, ...
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...