Clean Install Advice

  allstar 19:54 13 Apr 03


I wish to do a clean install with WinXP.

I think i have covered everything below and got it in the right order, but would welcome any suggestions. Also, at what point should I install Partition Magic?

Backup files, emails etc.
Get latest drivers.
Format HDD
Split into partitions (in this case 4 partitions)
Install WinXP & SP1
Install drivers
Install Anti-virus & firewall
Install applications and games
Load files, address book etc.


  powerless 19:59 13 Apr 03

Do you really need PM? You can create partitons via Windows Setup.

  allstar 20:08 13 Apr 03

Thanks for the quick resposne.

True, i forgot all about the windows setup. Thanks.

Before i forget, when i install my applications, can i install them onto a separate partition than the default windows drive? ie C drive is where windows normally installs the programs, but if i direct them to D drive will windows accept that?

  Megatyte 20:17 13 Apr 03

You can install applications to whichever partition/drive you choose, but some files will still go to your C drive(system etc).


  allstar 20:19 13 Apr 03


I just wanted to clarify and reduce the amount to re-install in future should this be necessary.

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