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I recently installed a new hard drive in my PC.  After restoring the data I noticied a few things here and there that didn't seem quite right.  Most noticeably, I can't install Sidekick 95 (it did install fine on another PC) and a few other programs aren't running up to snuff.  

My question is can I simply reinstall Win95 and Plus and maintain the current registry entries?  A friend of mine said there were a few files I would need to back up prior to reinstalling.  And then after the reinstall simply copy them back to the same directory.  I don't want Win95 to lose sight of all the apps I have installed (i.e Office95).
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I have had my hard drive crash two times on me in the last year and a half (turns out it was a bad model)  But I have also run into various problems where I just decided to start from scratch and re-install Win95.  I have never run into any problems with Win95 keeping the entries for other programs that have previously been installed (Corel Draw, Microsoft Works, etc) and everything is still in it's place when I re-install.  The only time I have ever known the files not to be updated is if you install Win95 in a directory other then windows.
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