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install win xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by okeee, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. okeee

    okeee Thread Starter

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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?
     
  3. okeee

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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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