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Drew
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5th Jul 03 at 22:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i wanna completely remove windows - and reinstall - but keep all the other files on harddrive - is this possible?
Sooty
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very very hard
greycorsa
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create partition, move all files to the partition drive, and format the other part of the HD with just windows on it. problem solved.
Richie
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but, big problem there, if the entire drive was initially created as one partition, im pretty sure u cant seperate it using windows or dos, ud need something like partition magic
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Mr Muscle?

sorry
Tom
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5th Jul 03 at 23:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so there still exists sumthin called liverpool humour go 'ed munch

[Edited on 05-07-2003 by Tom D]
Drew
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@ munch

ah well - its all files to other harddrive - and format then
Sooty
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back up files on cd writer, and wipe the cunt
Munchie
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my humour is here to stay

altho ive just found out me uncle only has a few days to live....i just hit da ale house
PaulW
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5th Jul 03 at 23:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

depends what version of windows really...
greycorsa
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what sooty sed, backup da files on CD. OR get another HDD in ther, transfer files over to that, then format.
Fraser Young
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Even if u jus borrow another HD for a day... Transfer to that, wipe the other, then transfer what u want back, wipe it an give it back to whoever... Ive got few spare HDDs lying about.. some of your mates bound to too...
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The best way would be to throw a brick through it Lee
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always do a clean install. never attempt anything else. unless its not ur pc

u can't create partitions if ur using the entire disk for ur current partition.

You wanna get another drive + hook it up, transfer all ur porn n mp3s to that drive.. oops i mean ur 'data files'.

Drew
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ok - its in middle of being formated as i type this

cheers all

Sooty
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can you show me how to format and go online at the same time
Drew
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6th Jul 03 at 10:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on other pc
Sooty
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blllleeeeeeeeerrrrrrr

fairmuff
Drew
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all up and running back on my own PC
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heh, boot a win98 startup disk, get access to the hard drive/partition in question in DOS, start deleting key directories and files, such as C:\WINDOWS (if win98 etc), Program Files (not sure if you can reuse the programs but I'm sure you'd have to reinstall them anyway so its all in the registry or something), Best bet is to check microsofts support website and search for 'uninstalling Windows 98' or whatever OS you got on there, they should then list other key files tha will lay around the root of the hard drive.

OR move files somewhere secure and safe, format and reinstall

I had to 'delete' Windows 2000 Professional off a machine the other day cause it had 25gb of music that I didnt want to re-transfer back onto it
Sooty
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I think he's done it mate

 
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