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Reformatting only one drive?


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chingwithbling

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I do not have much experience with reformatting my computer, but right now I have a weird problem with my computer (see my other topic) and might need to. I have two hard drives, so would I be able to put all the files I want on my other hard drive and reformat the one with the windows files? Would I be able to save have all my games intact and not need to reinstall if I move them to the other hard drive?
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Yes you can copy all your own stuff to the second drive before you re-install Windows. What you can't do is copy any programs or games to the second drive (well you could but it would be a waste of time because they wouldn't run). You'll have to re-install all those anyway when Windows is up and running again. You see, when you install a game/program, the installer puts some of the files in the C:\Windows folder. When you re-install Windows there's a new Windows folder created which replaces the previous one and it knows nothing about the games you were using before. You will have to re-install ANYTHING that is not built in to Windows XP.
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