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Posted 18 December 2006 - 02:49 AM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:46 AM
Need some advice on how to proceed.
We have a dual boot XP Pro/98 standalone-no network.
C drive = Win98---Fat32---30 GB
D drive = empty—Fat32---30 GB
E drive = XP Pro—NTFS—80 GB
F drive = no OS---NTFS----80 GB
The current XP installation is a mess, due to a variety of issues (hdwe, software, registry hacking). I’ve lost track the number of repair installs done. My husband and I are the only users; our data is on the same drive as XP. There is so much data that I don’t want to even try to back it up. Also, we need to update the bios.
If I install (parallel) XP on the D drive (need to convert FAT32 to NTFS), will we be able to move the data from the original XP install to the new XP install?
Yes that is perfect workable. Unless you have programs you cannot replace I really do not see why you would want to do that. Especially if that install is that bad off.
Another alternative---since the current D drive is only 30 GB, I was considering replacing it with a new larger drive. Is there a way to move our data files (mostly Word, Excel, and pictures to the new drive, then reformat the E drive and do a clean install and still be able to access the data that was moved using the original installation?
Assuming that we keep both XP’s on separate drives, is there a way that both can access/share data files??
I would flash the BIOS prior to any updates.
Should the bios update (flash) be done first??
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