re-format or just re-install??? winxp experts..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mdsaint3, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. mdsaint3

    mdsaint3 Guest

    hi.. my hd is on my athlon comp.. im planning to use the same drive on a diff p4 comp...
    the drive is partioned into 2.. 10 gig (sys) 30 (data) ...
    do i have to reformat the 10 gig partition? then reinstall os??
    or just insert my winxp installer to reinstall the os? the drive with the data wont get affected right?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    the data partition won't be affected. i'd recommend formatting the sys partition with a new install, though.
     
  3. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    I say format.
    BUT
    some programs installd on D:\ will stop working, if you want to avoid this you can make a registry backup file and run it later (usually about 70 megabits).