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Clean Install of Windows Without Loss of Data

Published by William_Wilson
03-22-2006

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Please read all instructions ahead of time, you may even wish to print them if you are new to this.

Doing a Clean Install of Windows XP can be troublesome at times.. loss of data, or just plain hard if you don't know what to do!
This tutorial will allow you to perform a clean installation of XP, without data loss, and do it for free*
*(exluding the cost of Windows XP )

Tips to follow before you even think of doing the inevitable format.

Make a list of:
1) all the programs you had installed, that you will want to install again.
2) all the files you wish to keep (perhaps arrange them in a single folder)
3) make a note of ALL harware deviced you had drivers for.

Doing these 3 things will save you time and effort during and after the format/installation.


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By Mikeg on 05-23-2006, 04:11 PM
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William

What if you had already partitioned your whole hard drive with just one partition. Wil Partition magic allow you to use the unused space on the partition to create another partition?
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By Sami on 05-23-2006, 04:19 PM
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Yes partition magic will partition existiing partition, it will resize the existing partition and will create a new second partition.
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By William_Wilson on 05-29-2006, 01:29 AM
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partition magic allows for the creation and/or splitting of any partition, as long as the size is larger than the size required to create the table of contents for the drive, up to the limits of your drive.
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By geercom on 03-16-2007, 08:47 AM
Thumbs up Very cool tip!

Very cool tip! Why not simply split a larger drive in half and put all OS and Apps on both partitions with dual boot? With an external HDD for the rest of your data, you can simply boot into the other OS instance and pull data you're working on from the Ext HDD.
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By William_Wilson on 03-16-2007, 10:46 AM
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that is an option, but i don't know if the average user wants to dual boot, or owns an external drive, but that is definatly an option!
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By Bobby_b on 06-16-2007, 10:44 AM
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If I have programs stored on a seperate drive, will they be affected when I clean install the C drive?
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