Reformat HDD or Uninstall Windows

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Hi there, is there any way to uninstall windows xp without affecting other
drivers like video card etc. By uninstalling and reinstalling, will that
affect my data in HDD?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Since drivers cannot operate without an OS, then of course you cannot
    uninstall windows and leave the drivers intact.
    Yes, uninstalling windows will MOST DEFINITELY affect the files on your hard
    drive. You cannot, for instance, uninstall Windows XP, then install Windows
    98 and expect to have all your drivers, programs, etc in working order.

    You sound like you are in way over your head.

    Why don't you simply state the problem you are having and maybe you'll find
    a fix that is not as drastic as uninstalling the OS.

    Bobby

    "Brandon" <Brandon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9657F7E7-63AC-4F42-B21B-7FDEE836DBC1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi there, is there any way to uninstall windows xp without affecting
    > other
    > drivers like video card etc. By uninstalling and reinstalling, will that
    > affect my data in HDD?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Look for How To Run a Repair Installation
    http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

    --

    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "Brandon" <Brandon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9657F7E7-63AC-4F42-B21B-7FDEE836DBC1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi there, is there any way to uninstall windows xp without affecting
    > other
    > drivers like video card etc. By uninstalling and reinstalling, will that
    > affect my data in HDD?
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