XP Installation Help Please

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  1. enginuity

    enginuity Member

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    Here's the situation: I'm currently running 98 and I have two hard drives. We'll just call them hd a and hd b. Hd a is for the OS, programs, etc. while hd b is only used for storing music, videos, etc. I moved all the stuff I need onto hd b and I'm going to reformat hd a and do a clean install of XP. Can anyone foresee any problems with this? I cannot afford to lose the data on hd b. TIA
     
  2. Maffy29

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    As long as you are specific about where XP installs, you'll be fine. You can also take out the other hardrive and put it back in after installation.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You're better off buying a new, bigger hard drive and splitting it into two partitions. That way, if you guessed wrong about how much space you need on each partition, you can use Norton PartitionMagic to re-split the total free space between the two partitions. If you use two completely separate drives, you're stuck with whatever sizes you purchased.
     
  4. enginuity

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    :hand waving over head: Ironically; my quesion was answered in the bourgeois (OT) forum.

    I've found my answer, thank you for your help,
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