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How Can I Format My Computer And Keep Some Things

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#1 warrboy


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:51 PM

i want 2 format my comp its getting kinda used now cuz i downloaded somethings. and now i hear that i can format it but that delets everything. can some 1 help me just keep a few thing like my music and pics that porbly it :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

The easiest thing to do is to save the "few things" to another drive, a CD or DVD, or some other storage media that's off the drive that you want to format. Once you reinstall Windows, then you can copy the few things back to it.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:41 PM

If you don't have any blank media to temporarily store the data that you want to save, another alternative is:

1. Create a small partition large enough to store the files you wish to keep on your HD.

2. Move the files you wish to save over to the new partition.

3. Format the original partition.

4. Move the saved files back to the newly formatted side of the HD.

5. Remove the partition you've created if you wish (which should contain no files now), and you're done.

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