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okeee

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i want to install win xp on a hdd which has already files on it.
if i install win xp on a partition with other files in it, are those other files going to be erased?
if i make another partition (in the partition with other files) are those other files going to be erased?
 

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Why not just install the HDD into a computer as a second drive and copy all the files onto a CD, DVD or stick?
 

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ok, but i want to know what happens to those files on the partition
 

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Yes, if you install an OS on a partition with files, those files will no longer be accessible.
 
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