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Reinstalling single XP Pro on a dual boot XP Pro machine

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Alleyoop11, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Alleyoop11

    Alleyoop11 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a dual boot XP Pro setup on my boot drive and I want to reinstall my E drive while preserving my C drive. I've done a couple of Windows 7 reinstalls but never an XP reinstall. I'm just a little nervous about the dual boot setup, I don't want to lose my C partition.
    I have a Macrium image of the drive and also the partitions, in case I botch it :). I have also backed up a number of files from My Documents etc. in case I need some of them later.
    What pitfalls should I be wary of?
    I have a Service Pack 2 CD, Academic Edition.
     
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    Alleyoop11 Thread Starter

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    OK, I went ahead boldly with confidence & it was pretty straight forward, seems to have worked out ok as far as basic set up is concerned. I used the wrong disk, I could only find one of the two, so instead of using the cd key I had previously used for that OS, I had to use the key that was on the disk sleeve, so it's possible I've now used the same key for both setups so I guess I'll be getting a message from Microsoft once I set up my internet connection.
     
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