Uninstallation of Windows Xp without touching documents in..

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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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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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
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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
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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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    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:d5iv50$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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    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:d5iv50$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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