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#1 DJBPace07

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:18 AM

I'm looking into getting Windows Vista when it comes out. I know there are two types of installations for people with XP, Upgrade and Clean Install. I have two hard drives, C: has the old XP OS and will be where I want to put Vista. The other HD is used mainly for storage of music, videos, and pictures. If I opt for a clean install, will the media on the other HD be safe from deletion? I expect C: to be wiped clean with a clean install, but I want to make sure my media is safe on the other hard drive.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 07:57 AM

Yes, the installation will only affect the drive that Vista is installed on and the boot drive (if it's different from the installation drive). I've done this several times without any problem.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:30 PM

Phew, that's a relief. I was beginning to get nervous at the prospect of losing 500GB of media.

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