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 Post subject: Question of Installing another Windows xp (dual boot)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:20 pm 
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Here's my hard drive set up.
Drive 1 - C: (for windows only) E: (Music)
Drive 2 - D: (Programs)
Drive 3 - F: (Video1)
Drive 4 - G: (Video2)
Drive 5 - J: (Video 3)

I do a lot of video editing and want to install a clean windows xp on my second partition (E:) That way I'll have only my video editing software installed on it, but I have data on that drive. Will windows erase my data by doing that? Do I need to have an empty partition for installing win xp or not?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:39 pm 
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IIRC you dont HAVE to do a format to install Windows.

But just in case, I would backup your data to one of your extra drives before installing your second instance.


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 Post subject: Re: Question of Installing another Windows xp (dual boot)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:49 pm 
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scottvf wrote:
Here's my hard drive set up.
Drive 1 - C: (for windows only) E: (Music)
Drive 2 - D: (Programs)
Drive 3 - F: (Video1)
Drive 4 - G: (Video2)
Drive 5 - J: (Video 3)

I do a lot of video editing and want to install a clean windows xp on my second partition (E:) That way I'll have only my video editing software installed on it, but I have data on that drive. Will windows erase my data by doing that? Do I need to have an empty partition for installing win xp or not?


Hmm on one of your drive, use paritition magic or a partitioning software and make another partition for your second XP to be installed in.

All you'll have to do is:

1. boot off of CD
2. when you get pass the screen for EULA, press F8
3. When it asks which paritition to install on, pick drive X: (whatever the partition or whole HD you want to install on.

It should install without probs, and shouldn't mess with anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Question of Installing another Windows xp (dual boot)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:11 am 
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wiseoracle wrote:
scottvf wrote:
Hmm on one of your drive, use paritition magic or a partitioning software and make another partition for your second XP to be installed in.

All you'll have to do is:

1. boot off of CD
2. when you get pass the screen for EULA, press F8
3. When it asks which paritition to install on, pick drive X: (whatever the partition or whole HD you want to install on.

It should install without probs, and shouldn't mess with anything else.


Don't need to partition my drive. My drive already is. C: is windows only and the 2nd partition is E: for music. My question is if I install win xp on E: will it erase my data on it?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:18 am 
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SomeGuy wrote:
IIRC you dont HAVE to do a format to install Windows.

But just in case, I would backup your data to one of your extra drives before installing your second instance.


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 Post subject: Re: Question of Installing another Windows xp (dual boot)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:19 am 
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scottvf wrote:
My question is if I install win xp on E: will it erase my data on it?


Only if you repartition and/or you tell it to format.

Having said that, there are options that you choose during setup, to use an existing partition, and if you want to use the current format or reformat.


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SomeGuy wrote:
SomeGuy wrote:
IIRC you dont HAVE to do a format to install Windows.

But just in case, I would backup your data to one of your extra drives before installing your second instance.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:27 am 
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Thanks for the info.


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