Web browser setting is a personal thing for any computer user. Incase you are reinstalling the operating system, there is no need to lose on your web browser settings. You can backup any damn setting of your web browser using Favbackup application. After the reinstall, you can restore all custom of web browser you have been using previously.
It can backup almost everything for custom web browser experience including: favorites, auto-complete, history, links bar, search providers, sessions, settings etc. It has very easy to use interface, just select the web browser among: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari. Then select which components you want to backup and location for the backup.
It creates backup on specified location which you can transfer to a USB drive or burn on a CD. After the migration you can restore web browser setting using the backup files through favbackup utility. Download Favback to backup and restore any damn thing of your web browser. It is a portable utility and does not require installation. Checkout following videos explaining backup and restore process: