Uninstalling XP??

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Hi, this is probably a stupid question but I just wana make sure.. I have an IBM laptop that came installed with windows 2000. If I uninstall my windows xp and restore it to windows 2000, will all my data still be on the hard drive?
 
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If you do a quick format, then yes--your files will still be there.

Assuming Win2000 has an NTFS driver (I think it does--its been a long time
since I used it), then it should be okay.
 
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I would like to add on what I mean by "quick format".

In WinXP, you have two format options: "format" and "Quick format".
Do not use format. Instead, use the "Quick Format" formatting
option.

Also note, I have only done this on XP. I beieve it should still work
with 2000 though.
 
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Joe14 said:
Hi, this is probably a stupid question but I just wana make sure.. I have an IBM laptop that came installed with windows 2000. If I uninstall my windows xp and restore it to windows 2000, will all my data still be on the hard drive?
Possibly not. It depends on what you mean by "uninstall" XP since it is not really uninstallable unless you did an upgrade and it is listed in Add/Remove. In that case, your files should remain.

But don't do any formatting.

Be sure to run chkdsk /f on all your drives before reverting if that is what you plan to do. Disk errors can lead to trouble.
 
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