Re: [PCWorks] Installation of XP questions


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From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughv2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> If you make a new partition that didn't exist previously, you're 
> destroying everything.
> If you install on an existing partition. you only destroy what's on that 
> partition.
> If you only backed up data, you'll have to reinstall all your programs.
> Disk imaging is the best way to reinstall without destroying data or 
> programs.
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QUESTION Does it also make an image of the OS?
> 
> LarryB wrote:
> > I notice that when you put your disk in for XP you have choices. One is 
> > to repair and another is to install a fresh copy.
> > 
> > My questions are when you do a fresh copy you are asked to make a 
> > partition.
> > Does that delete all files on you hd?
> > Is there anyway to install a fresh copy without deleting the files on 
> > the hd?
> > I have made a backup of all my data files with the M$ backup utility on 
> > the computer so I'm not worried about that. It is just reinstalling 
> > programs that I really do not want to do.
> > 
> > 
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