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Uninstalling XP??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe14, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Joe14

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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?
     
  2. mt2002

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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.
     
  3. Joe14

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    ok thanks
     
  4. mt2002

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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.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    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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