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Question about resetting

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    Question about resetting

    Hi there.

    I want to reset my Win8 system but I have a question.

    I've made a seperate partition (acts like a backup for situations like this). This partition stores my music, pics, documents etc.

    If I reset Win8 will it also affect this partition, or just the partition where the OS is installed?


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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    Just the partition where windows is installed
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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    hi Quaresma,

    Well if you are lucky you get everything back, at least that was what i did get.

    The second time at first after rebooting, i could not use the administrator priviliges, do not know why, so i rebooted a second time and then i could, but when going into Programs & Features, every program was gone and i had to reinstall all of them.

    So in fact in that case a fresh install of Windows 8 takes about 10 minutes (i guess) since one has not to do that much


    The first time i messed around with File Explorer, the second time it was Modernmix from Stardock that crashed and so did Win 8.1., Stardock offered a new version.


    Those things happen
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