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format c: - upload XP

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by anjelluvs, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. anjelluvs

    anjelluvs Thread Starter

    Oct 10, 2003
    I want to format the c drive to do a clean install of XP, but I am cautious about this, because there are programs on it I want to keep.
    1. If I later try and partition my d: so linux can run on one half will it be effected by instaling XP (my friend says to unhoook the d:
    2. I have a e: which is a system restore type hard drive will it be erased when I format my c:
    3. How do I ghost some of the prgrams to later reinstall back onto the c:
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    If you do a clean install you will have to reinstall all your programs from scratch. Ghosting isn't going to help you there. The whole point of ghosting is too setup a base installation that you like and can revert back to whenever you need that clean install feel again.
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