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Missing windows file in hdd and using the same account

  • Windows
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
May 3, 2018 12:22:29 PM

Hi i have an old asus laptop with windows XP that has a dead gPU so i used the hdd as an external drive to save all the photos and videos in there and also some games i was planning to buy a new mobo but I accidentally delete the windows folder in that drive

So i want to ask if i install windows using the same drive and install xp but keep files without format can I still use the log in account i had previously or it will fresh install it?

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May 4, 2018 7:03:42 AM

No you can't use the same account, once you re-install Windows, it's a new account even if you name it the same. No issues with copying your backup files over to the new account though.
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