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Old 02-26-2005, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to format my c: and re-install winXPproSP1.

If I move my data to other partitions other than my C:, will that data be accessible once windows is installed?

(Is formatting my HD and re-installing windows going to remove the "index" that my computer uses to access files on partitions other than my c:?)
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know this might be a stupid question, but I dont know and would like the answer to it.

please help.

thanx for your input.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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absolutely. If the partitions are set, then there is no way that windows can write over it (unless you tell it to that is..). Just move your data over to the partition that you want to keep, and tell windows to erase the partition that your OS is on. Good Luck..
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just did something similar to this for a friend.
My friend had this setup:
c:/ (windows
d:/ (media)
e:/ (games)

I moved all his files to d: and e:, formatted c: and reinstalled Windows.
It worked fine.
When you install xp make sure you format the right partition.

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k thanx,

i didn't really want so spend forever sending data back and forth accross the network when I could just drag and drop from my d: and e: drives back to c:.

thanx again.
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good luck with it
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Originally posted by waynejkruse10
I just did something similar to this for a friend.
My friend had this setup:
c:/ (windows
d:/ (media)
e:/ (games)

I moved all his files to d: and e:, formatted c: and reinstalled Windows.
It worked fine.
When you install xp make sure you format the right partition.

Wayne
mine is

1.C dual boot (1 xp sp1, 1 is MCE 2005) 2 20 gig

2. D. My backup files 50 gig

3. L. My documents 100 gig

4.M. My movie drive 100 gig
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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you have a lot of space to play around with. Out of 290gb, how much do you use?
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I too have a smiliar setup as mentioned and it is very efficient.

C: Windows (120GB)
D: Applications (120GB)
E: Storage (300GB)

I only got like only 76GB left! out of all them
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