Question about losing files when loading XP

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  1. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Hello everyone,

    I got Windows XP for Christmas. We researched and found that it is best to get the “full” version – what you would install on a brand-new computer, and not merely the “upgrade” version (that would convert ME to XP, for instance).

    Anyway, my question: I have my operating system on a 10 gig C drive, and all my files are on a D and E drive (i.e., a partitioned 40 gig drive). Since my files are on a different hard drive from the operating system, will the files be safe there when we load XP? Or should I back them all up?

    Hope this makes sense – I know just enough about computers to keep from blowing them up!

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  2. Brian E

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    The files should be fine if you do everything right. Backups are always a good thing to have though.

    BTW you can buy the upgrade version and use it to do a clean install if you own a previous version of Windows.
     
  3. Mike LS

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    Just make sure that you format the correct partition on the correct drive and everything will come out fine.
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Thanks for the info, guys!

    Wayne
     

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