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Posted: 1/26/2002 1:42:15 PM EDT
My computer's primary HD is dying. The OS is currently on the dying drive. I have a secondary HD with two partitions. P1 is 6Gb, and I have cleaned all the visible files off it. P2 is 54Gb, and contains a LOT of data that I need, and which I don't have time to back up onto CDs. Can I install Win98SE onto the cleaned partition without destroying the data on the second partition?
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 1:51:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2002 2:06:36 PM EDT by XM777]
Yep, Just don't format P2 before you install 98. Remove (or disable in BIOS) the old drive, set P1 as the "active" partition and install 98 on P1. Edited because I read your post wrong. -
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 1:54:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By XM777: Just don't format before you install 98. And make sue to make the second partition "active".
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Thanks -- second partition or first partition, though?? I want the OS on P1, the cleaned one.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:00:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2002 2:01:15 PM EDT by Flag_Waver]
My boss is an ex-nuke (subs) and we work for a major ISP....he said: Kleetus: oh absolutely you can install 98 to the cleaned parition... as long as they as different partitions..you should be fine satcong: Anything else I need to tell him? nope...run fdisk on the hard drive and make sure the cleaned partition is made active kleetus88: has an 'a' flag...
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:11:48 PM EDT
Wunderbar. Thanks, gents! I'm off to reinstall. . . . Aiyeee!
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:24:30 PM EDT
Thought you meant double insulated replacement windows for you house. Can't help with the computer, sorry
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 12:16:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BillofRights: Thought you meant double insulated replacement windows for you house. Can't help with the computer, sorry
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No worries, that's later this Spring. I'll call you then. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 12:17:56 AM EDT
How did it go?
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 7:49:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FlagWaver: How did it go?
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Up and running! Now I just have to reinstall all of the other software I had. Sigh. [:\] Thanks!
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