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    windows reinstall Q

    I think my mobo is messed up because Windows keeps freezing, leading to corrupt registry files. But first I wanna make sure its not just a prob with windows. So my question is, if I install windows media center over windows home edition will my already installed programs still work? If there will be issues between the differing versions I can use my home edition disk for the reinstall. I just want to make sure I wont lose all of my apps from a reinstall.


    p.s. Is there any easy way to test if a mobo is failing? I bent a capacitor during shipping but it never broke off completely. Just wondering if that was causing my freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julianbc View Post
    I think my mobo is messed up because Windows keeps freezing, leading to corrupt registry files. But first I wanna make sure its not just a prob with windows. So my question is, if I install windows media center over windows home edition will my already installed programs still work?
    Any programs that have registry entries or specific files in the WINDOWS directory won't work. That's the majority of Windows software.

    If there will be issues between the differing versions I can use my home edition disk for the reinstall. I just want to make sure I wont lose all of my apps from a reinstall.
    I don't think the difference in Home vs MCE would make a big difference as far as that goes.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    You could always go into regedit and export your registry into a giant .reg. Or do what I do an export an HKEY_XXXX.reg for each thing. This way you will have a backup of important settings.

    Gawd, I wish windows would use some open standard for settings such as /etc or ~/.XXX in the unix world. It makes backups and system transplantations so much easier.

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