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Windows XP installed ON TOP of Windows XP Home


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jin23

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I had Windows XP Pro on my notebook a year ago, but downloaded XP Home "over" it. Where can I find information on backing up all of my data and installing Windows fresh?
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wannabe1

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Hi jin23...

By "downloaded XP Home "over" it", do you mean you installed XP Home over the Pro? Open My Computer and double-click on the C: drive. How many Windows folders are there?

It is not always necesary (or prudent) to format and start fresh.

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Yes, I installed both on the same hardrive. Yes, there are two on the C: drive. I was told by a geekstogo staff member that this results in system instability. If it isn't that big a deal, then I guess I'll just leave it alone. Thanks.
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Actually, what I had in mind is removing the unwanted operating system for just the reasons you stated.

It would be best to keep the original installation.

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