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hey i have a IDE hard drive with 3 partisions currently on XP pro installed on C:
, i wanna wipe xp and install vista on the C:/
if i format c and install vista there will i lose any data on the 2 other partisions ?
after installing vista will i have to format the other partisions aswell or no ?

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    if i format c and install vista there will i lose any data on the 2 other partisions ?
    No, as long as you don't wipe out the wrong partition by mistake.

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    after installing vista will i have to format the other partisions aswell or no ?
    No.

    It always is a good idea to backup your data. Hard disks can fail and mistakes do happen.
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