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Thread: Complete Restore

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    i would like to completly reinstall my comp
    but keep certain things like the films i have downloaded or the music i have on my comp
    but delete everything else
    is this possible?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    yes and no, if i was you i would just burn all your stuff to cds, then format your whole hard drive and re-install windows

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    If you have 2 hard drives or if you have 2 partitions on one drive you can leave your data on that space. Reformat just the C: partition when reinstalling.

    You may want to consider making it that way if you are starting over.

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    only got one single harddrive

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    scribblec how Somebody1234 explained is the best and safest way
    if u only hav one harddrive if anything goes wrong with windows
    it don't touch ur personal data..how i hav mine

    40gb drive splitt
    c:14 gb for windows and apps

    d:23gb for storin data,movies music.etc, before i burn to disk

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    you could use partition magic to create the partitions. It worked for me the other day. Also cosider making a clone or an image of your os and apps to make your restore easier.

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    i have a complete restore cd
    my os is xp home
    which came with comp

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    check the cd and see if it offers you reinstall windows and keep data. should do xp pro does

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    i dont wanna keep data
    i wanna keep certain data
    like my music files and video ones
    i wanna get rid of sp1
    and all other stuff like that

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    I don't know a lot about XP (I still use 98), but why couldn't he just...

    1. Start with a boot disk

    2. From the command prompt, rename the Windows directory to something like 'Win_Old'

    3. Restart with the XP install disk in the drive and do a full install

    Wouldn't this be a clean installation with a fresh new registry? That would allow him to keep all the other files and folders on his drive. He would just need to reinstall all his games and apps.

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