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Clean Install of Windows Without Loss of Data

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Now you can cut and paste all your files to your new partition for safe keeping.

In the case that your partition is not large enough, simple open partition magic again and this time select Resize/Move Partitions simply make the partition larger by increasing the first counter to take space from your first partition, then increasing the middle partition to add the stolen memory to your safe keeping partition.

Reboot and continue transferring files.

Once all your files are out of harms way, it is time to do the clean install.
*NOTE remember the size of the 2 partitions and which is which.. it will be important later.

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


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

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

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

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

If I have programs stored on a seperate drive, will they be affected when I clean install the C drive?
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