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clean re-install windows 8 pro without losing my programs

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    clean re-install windows 8 pro without losing my programs

    Hi mates,

    I was wondering what is the best way to install a clean version windows 8 pro without losing my files, data and programs. I want to do that because my windows 8 became so slow and takes very long time to respond. whatsoever program or browser I open, takes some time ranging 30 sec to 5 minutes!! This thing never happened before as now I get not responding message on the window of each program...

    Is there a way on how to do that?? what are your suggestions?


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    clean version windows 8 pro without losing my files, data and programs.
    Backup Files, Data & Program Installer's for reinstalling after clean install of Windows.

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    without losing my files, data and programs.
    IF by this, you mean retaining all your current files, data, and programs -- intact -- then sorry, there is no "clean" way to do this.

    There is a "repair install" -- but it is not "clean": Repair Install Windows 8
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