Will i lose my other partition when i install new hardware?

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  1. WiKiD

    WiKiD U MAD?

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    I just ordered a Athlon 64 3200, Abit KV8, 512mb of Giel PC 3200.

    I have my OS and software on a 30gb partition then my other stuff such as pictures, porn and school files i have saved on the 70gb partition. Will i lose this stuff?

    Will i even have to reinstall XP?
     
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    You won't lose anything, you setup the new parts and it'll all work, or if you're making a new box, just hook up the hard drive like it is in the current box.

    J.
     
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    Awesome, thanks.
     
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    No problem.

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    you'll have to reinstall windows, but it won't overwrite any of your old files or settings. just make sure you don't chose to do a fresh install when doing it.
     
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    You will WANT to reinstall Windows. You can get the current copy running but it will be very hard to get all the drivers correct.... Since you say all your personal info in on the 70gig, you will be better off formatting the 30 gig partition and installing a fresh copy of Windows. You will also need to reinstall any software you might have installed but in the long run you will be better off than if you left the OS or tried to just overright the current OS.
     

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