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PLEASE HELP: Partition as backup?


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joemama91

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Question summary: Can I install windows in two partitions of my drive and boot them individually?


Ok, my computer is totally buggered. I called microsoft, they concluded that I'm overrun with viruses (I think their OS is simply broken). I made a post here asking this question, but someone told me to try to get help from G2G spyware dept. Well, that's all fine and dandy except that my problem is I cannot download files (so I can't do the initial steps of the self help guide). At this point I give up and I just want to use my comp again. I have made a partition. Can I install windows freshly on this partition and take files from the original drive at a later date (I have no backup device)?

Thank you,

Hatin' computers since windows 98

edit: I have vista btdubz

Edited by joemama91, 02 July 2010 - 08:47 AM.

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diabillic

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Yes you can
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What is the process for this? I have my windows reinstall disc at the ready.
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Reinstalling windows on a separate partition is a longer process, do you want to create a new partition of windows and always use that? A faster way is to use a free operating system (Linux) called Ubuntu. If you can create a disc from it and then because it is disc bootable, you can recover all your files, and then cleanly install windows again. I would recommend this process and make sure you get a good antivirus next time around! Hope this helps :)
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