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XP install in place of ME

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thewolfe, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. thewolfe

    thewolfe Thread Starter

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    XP install in place of ME


    I want to install XP on my C: drive which now has WinME.

    I was told that XP would re-format C: but instead it gives me a warning that I already have an OS on C: and that XP may not function properly.

    There is also an option to delete C: partition and create a new one.

    I am running Partition Magic and have ME on C:, Data on D:, NTFS on E:, Win2k on F: and so on......

    Will XP use the same size partition? If not I'm afraid it would mess up the rest of my partitions.

    Another question:
    Can I use a Startup disk, format c: and then find the Setup file on the XP CD?
     
  2. Del

    Del

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    Why not leave ME and install XP on the NTFS partition?
     
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe Thread Starter

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    Thats an interesting idea.

    Can you install XP with FAT32 or NTFS?

    Any down side to NTFS. I want to be able to interact w/ my other partitions?
     
  4. Del

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    You can install in on FAT 32 (xp that is) then be able to share and see with no problems at all.
     
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