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    Hard drive crash (Windows98/Office2K)

    I recently had my hard drive crash <img src=/S/bwaaah.gif border=0 alt=bwaaah width=123 height=15> ! I've since had a new one put in, but of course I've lost all my Windows/Office updates/modifications, etc. What's the best way to get caught up? <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23> . Thanx, Russ.

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    Re: Hard drive crash (Windows98/Office2K)

    You've got two options:

    1. Restore from the backup you've religiously kept for just such an occasion; or
    2. How good is your memory? You'll be working from that.
    With option 2, you'll need to start with a clean install, followed by SR1 & SP2 (watch the outlook nasties in the latter), then any other Office updates/accessories and, finally, any customisations you made before that you want to reinstate.

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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Hard drive crash (Windows98/Office2K)

    As is most often the case, I didn't have backup on everything, however, I did pretty well. The main thing is to do the modifications which have been put out by Microsoft (at least the ones which are a good idea). I assume from your note that I should do SR1 and SP2. Thanx!!

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    Re: Hard drive crash (Windows98/Office2K)

    There is also option 3.
    <UL><LI>Refer to the text document in which you religiously record every software installation or change.[/list]I typically create a new blank one every time I do a full backup and it's saved my PC more than once. It just sits quietly on my desktop so I can update it with a double click.

    StuartR

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