How to install a new OS without losing Data

Jul 20, 2018
3
0
10
0
I have faced a Black screen problem recently, I tried everything but I could not fix it , so I decided to reinstall the operating system , but the thing is that all my personal data were stored in the same partition alongside the OS, so I booted from a Live USB and deleted all the windows files (boot,win,sys32..) manually, except my personal data , the question is how can i install a new operating system without losing my files ?

Ps: I don't have an external hard drive to back up my files.
 

Lutfij

Splendid
Moderator
Assuming you're on Windows 10, it's not possible since Windows 10 is touted to be a secure OS. All the data that was on it is wiped. You could use Recuva or TestDisk but results cannot be guaranteed. To answer your question, it's not possible the OS will need a formatted partition before installation can begin.

If it's a prior revision of Microsoft's OS, you can plug the drive to another system and retrieve the data from the partition but then again you're going to need to know what you're looking to retrieve.
 

Lutfij

Splendid
Moderator
Assuming you're on Windows 10, it's not possible since Windows 10 is touted to be a secure OS. All the data that was on it is wiped. You could use Recuva or TestDisk but results cannot be guaranteed. To answer your question, it's not possible the OS will need a formatted partition before installation can begin.

If it's a prior revision of Microsoft's OS, you can plug the drive to another system and retrieve the data from the partition but then again you're going to need to know what you're looking to retrieve.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
K Laptop Tech Support 3
C Laptop Tech Support 1
Pharoah742000 Laptop Tech Support 0
M Laptop Tech Support 6
JBH81194 Laptop Tech Support 2
Steven2302 Laptop Tech Support 2
Korko123 Laptop Tech Support 18
F Laptop Tech Support 4
S Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 1
SkiBaBopBaDopBop Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 5
mikmikasd Laptop Tech Support 2
B Laptop Tech Support 5
dinso Laptop Tech Support 1
pradeepsnayak Laptop Tech Support 2
K Laptop Tech Support 9
A Laptop Tech Support 2
Jovke8882 Laptop Tech Support 3
P Laptop Tech Support 0
Similar threads
Question Packard Bell stuck on Office 2010 install after system restore
Question Windows 10 clean install on my Satellite S55t-A left her missing her toshiba drivers, she’s naked! We need help?
Question HP laptop replaced power switch after breaking it during new hdd install now doesn't turn on
Question Lenovo Ideapad Creator 5 15MH05 M.2 SSD hard drive installment issue
Question My newly installed ram is fine, but my laptop restarts randomly.
Question Is it possible to install a 2TB HDD alongside the 512GB SSD that came with my laptop?
Question failed to install bios on toshiba portege R830
Question help with windows 10 install
Question error 0xc0000225 (winload.efi missing/corrupted) everytime I tried installing windows 10 through a bootable usb drive
Question If I Install Nvidia Driver, Immediatelly Get BSOD nvlddmkm.sys
How To [SOLVED] Freezing/Stucking BIOS on ASUS ROG logo after installing SSD. GL702VM & others ASUS rog laptops
Question Laptop dead after installing SSD
Solved! My laptop shuts down when I install gpu drivers
Question Toshiba Satellite A105, Win10 install problem
Solved! Acer aspire 5733 continuous long beep only on windows installation
Solved! Asus VivoBook x512 hdd installation
Solved! Help asap please.Reboot and install proper boot device. SATA not present in bios
Question Asus laptop won't turn on after ssd install
Solved! Why can't i install programs on my laptop?
Question Just installed a second HDD in my laptop, can I clone it to make it bootable if primary HDD fails (without physically moving the drive)?

ASK THE COMMUNITY