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Do I have to format all hard drives when reinstalling the system?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:28 PM

Do I have to? For the old System Restore and Recycle Bin?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:04 PM

Are you sayinig you want to keep the old system restore? Dont get what your saying on this part.

But no you do not have to format all hard drives.. Nor any partitions within the hard drives.
This is why I use 6 partitions on my system. 1 for my operating system ( a small 20 gig partition) 1 for my program files...1 for my multimedia one for my temp file and another for backup.. This way if I ever reinstall my os I dont have to format all my partitions. Makes it so much easier and is actually faster with smaller partitions and keep fragmentation under control better
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#3 Lloyd T

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:12 PM

No, I do not want the old system restore or the old recycling bin. There's a System Restore and Recycler folder on D...will this affect the new system?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

No it will not.. It will reset once you format your os hard drive
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:48 PM

Oh...okay. Thanks!




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