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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 8:08:01 AM

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Hi,
I have big problem, ı need to refresh my xp and ı do not have second hdd
and ı have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and now
it is alarming that there might be a crash and ı decided to re- install Xp
but ı do nat want to format c: drive and ı do nat have enough space in the d
drive. ı hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
uninstall Xp withoutdoing format

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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 8:23:02 AM

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Try a repair install. Information here. It will save all applications and
data. Of course, it may not solve all your problems either

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Note: It is always beneficial to back up data. I would consider investing in
a second har drive

--
Jon Hildrum
DTS MVP
Jon_Hildrum@msn.com
www.hildrum.com
"MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second hdd
> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and
> now
> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install Xp
> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in the
> d
> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 2:30:27 PM

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Medo

If you are worried about a crash at some time in the future, perhaps you
should be looking at ways to backup your music collection.. purchase of a
DVD writer and some DVDs would be prudent..

Recovering an operating system is not without its problems, and there should
ALWAYS be a backup policy in place..

If you have problems with the OS now (you don't make it clear at all that
you have), you should still be looking at backing up, regardless..

You could, as somebody already suggested, install Windows onto a new drive
and relegate the present primary drive to 'slave' status.. but even doing it
this way, you still need a backup policy that will protect your files, and
the backup media should NOT be part of the day to day running hardware..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second hdd
> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and
> now
> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install Xp
> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in the
> d
> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>
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May 7, 2005 5:07:38 PM

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MedoMaster wrote:
|| Hi,
|| I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp

Why? What problems are you having? Have you posted any of those problems
here for help?
--
Gordon Burgess-Parker
Interim Systems and Management Accounting
www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 5:23:42 PM

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I would strongly advise you to get another hard disk and re-install Windows
on that. (You'll have to make sure that ONLY your new hard disk is
connected whilst doing this). I would also advise that something like
Norton Internet Security and anti-spyware is also installed and that Windows
NIS and anti-spyware is fully updated before doing anything else. Only then
should you install all your other apps, connect your original hard disk,
check it for spyware and viruses before dragging all your files across to
your new hard disk. You'll also have to reconfigure your apps.

This is a bit of a palaver but it is worth it as without a backup you would
otherwise be at risk of loosing all your music files. It is all very well
assuming that it may be possible to get away without doing this but can you
be 100% sure that your music files will not be deleted and you would then be
up s***t creek.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

"MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second hdd
> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and
> now
> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install Xp
> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in the
> d
> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 10:50:39 PM

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To pick up on Mike's comments I was, perhaps, only answering the immediate
question of how to get around the present problem (however that may have
been caused).

I specialise in preventative maintenance (advising users that if nasty
things can happen and how to avoid them). Mike is correct about the need
for a back up which should, ideally, not be kept on-site. I would, however
go a bit further and advise that consideration needs to be given to backing
up the whole of the hard disk from time-to-time and this, effectively,
precludes the use of CDs and DVDs. A streamer tape is about the cheapest
option.

'Backing up' onto a media with limited capacity (and it can be a bit slow)
tempts users into selecting files to copy. By copying files 'I know I
need', files 'I don't know I need or just plan take for granted' are not
discovered until the day the hard disk drive falls over.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:%23JIY7ExUFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Medo
>
> If you are worried about a crash at some time in the future, perhaps you
> should be looking at ways to backup your music collection.. purchase of a
> DVD writer and some DVDs would be prudent..
>
> Recovering an operating system is not without its problems, and there
> should ALWAYS be a backup policy in place..
>
> If you have problems with the OS now (you don't make it clear at all that
> you have), you should still be looking at backing up, regardless..
>
> You could, as somebody already suggested, install Windows onto a new drive
> and relegate the present primary drive to 'slave' status.. but even doing
> it this way, you still need a backup policy that will protect your files,
> and the backup media should NOT be part of the day to day running
> hardware..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
>> Hi,
>> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second hdd
>> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and
>> now
>> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install
>> Xp
>> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in
>> the d
>> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
>> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 7, 2005 10:50:40 PM

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Bill

From what I have seen, a tape streamer is a very expensive option.. Acronis
TrueImage would surely be a better option?

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Bill Ridgeway" <info@1001solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
news:D 5iv50$pqq$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> To pick up on Mike's comments I was, perhaps, only answering the immediate
> question of how to get around the present problem (however that may have
> been caused).
>
> I specialise in preventative maintenance (advising users that if nasty
> things can happen and how to avoid them). Mike is correct about the need
> for a back up which should, ideally, not be kept on-site. I would,
> however go a bit further and advise that consideration needs to be given
> to backing up the whole of the hard disk from time-to-time and this,
> effectively, precludes the use of CDs and DVDs. A streamer tape is about
> the cheapest option.
>
> 'Backing up' onto a media with limited capacity (and it can be a bit slow)
> tempts users into selecting files to copy. By copying files 'I know I
> need', files 'I don't know I need or just plan take for granted' are not
> discovered until the day the hard disk drive falls over.
>
> Regards.
>
> Bill Ridgeway
> Computer Solutions
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:%23JIY7ExUFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Medo
>>
>> If you are worried about a crash at some time in the future, perhaps you
>> should be looking at ways to backup your music collection.. purchase of a
>> DVD writer and some DVDs would be prudent..
>>
>> Recovering an operating system is not without its problems, and there
>> should ALWAYS be a backup policy in place..
>>
>> If you have problems with the OS now (you don't make it clear at all that
>> you have), you should still be looking at backing up, regardless..
>>
>> You could, as somebody already suggested, install Windows onto a new
>> drive and relegate the present primary drive to 'slave' status.. but even
>> doing it this way, you still need a backup policy that will protect your
>> files, and the backup media should NOT be part of the day to day running
>> hardware..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
>>> Hi,
>>> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second
>>> hdd
>>> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed and
>>> now
>>> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install
>>> Xp
>>> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in
>>> the d
>>> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
>>> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 12:58:23 AM

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When is expensive not expensive? The answer lies not only in the monetary
value of lost information but also the time, expense, stress and cost of not
having vital information or retrieving (forensically) information off a dead
hard drive. A streamer tape drive, tape and software costs about £175 (plus
VAT) which can be seen as good value. It could be argued that you don't need
to do any preventative maintenance until the day before disaster is due to
strike. Until someone can come up with a way of determining that I would
rather think of the cost as an insurance premium.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:eNpEHfzUFHA.2616@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Bill
>
> From what I have seen, a tape streamer is a very expensive option..
> Acronis TrueImage would surely be a better option?
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Bill Ridgeway" <info@1001solutions.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:D 5iv50$pqq$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> To pick up on Mike's comments I was, perhaps, only answering the
>> immediate question of how to get around the present problem (however that
>> may have been caused).
>>
>> I specialise in preventative maintenance (advising users that if nasty
>> things can happen and how to avoid them). Mike is correct about the need
>> for a back up which should, ideally, not be kept on-site. I would,
>> however go a bit further and advise that consideration needs to be given
>> to backing up the whole of the hard disk from time-to-time and this,
>> effectively, precludes the use of CDs and DVDs. A streamer tape is about
>> the cheapest option.
>>
>> 'Backing up' onto a media with limited capacity (and it can be a bit
>> slow) tempts users into selecting files to copy. By copying files 'I
>> know I need', files 'I don't know I need or just plan take for granted'
>> are not discovered until the day the hard disk drive falls over.
>>
>> Regards.
>>
>> Bill Ridgeway
>> Computer Solutions
>>
>> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:%23JIY7ExUFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Medo
>>>
>>> If you are worried about a crash at some time in the future, perhaps you
>>> should be looking at ways to backup your music collection.. purchase of
>>> a DVD writer and some DVDs would be prudent..
>>>
>>> Recovering an operating system is not without its problems, and there
>>> should ALWAYS be a backup policy in place..
>>>
>>> If you have problems with the OS now (you don't make it clear at all
>>> that you have), you should still be looking at backing up, regardless..
>>>
>>> You could, as somebody already suggested, install Windows onto a new
>>> drive and relegate the present primary drive to 'slave' status.. but
>>> even doing it this way, you still need a backup policy that will protect
>>> your files, and the backup media should NOT be part of the day to day
>>> running hardware..
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mike Hall
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "MedoMaster" <MedoMaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:9BADBF21-321A-4ECB-9CDC-6B2D3BB789C4@microsoft.com...
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have big problem, i need to refresh my xp and i do not have second
>>>> hdd
>>>> and i have nearly 35 gig music stored in c: drive which xp installed
>>>> and now
>>>> it is alarming that there might be a crash and i decided to re- install
>>>> Xp
>>>> but i do nat want to format c: drive and i do nat have enough space in
>>>> the d
>>>> drive. i hope there is solution to my problem that there is a way to
>>>> uninstall Xp withoutdoing format
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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