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Can Windows 7 be restored to the original Registry settings

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I've made changes to my registry and no longer have the original backup.  Is it possible to restore Win7 to the original installation, without losing programs already installed?
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

Go back to the date when you first installed the OS.
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I furthest it shows is 1/24/2012.  OS was installed before that.  How can I go further.
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You probably had too much data and it was pruning.

sounds like best way to go is to do a Windows 7 repair install.
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How do I do a repair install?
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thanks
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