Reinstall windows into partition

  thewasp 15:57 10 Feb 06

I intend to reinstall Windows xp, but would first like to partition my hard drive using Partition Magic, the idea being that I can backup all my files onto one half. Is it then possible to reinstall windows onto the "clean" half and start afresh, or do I need to format the whole hd?

  rmcqua 16:03 10 Feb 06

When you have created 2 partitions, you can just format the one partition you want to install Windows onto, and leave the other as it is.

  Skyver 16:03 10 Feb 06

No just install XP onto the first half. You can backup documents and emails etc onto the other half, but not your applications and programs - they will need re-installing.

  thewasp 16:09 10 Feb 06

Thanks. Is it possible to have windows running on both sides?

  Skyver 16:10 10 Feb 06

Yes, I've got Windows 98 and two installs of XP on one HD, all work fine.

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