Hi, I want to make dual boot because of battlefield 3 does not support XP. So, I have the disc with partitions C and D. There is Windows XP installed on D. I dont want to lose my data from D so my question is if i can format the C partition and install Windows 7 there without losing the data on D. Thank you.
If you want to create a dual boot system install Windows 7 after Windows XP doing it the other way around can cause complications. With your setup Installing Windows 7 on the C drive should automatically create a dual boot system.
There is every reason in the world to have a small XP partition since he has software that requires it to operate and the newer versions of Windows don't support it. This isn't an uncommon scenario, I'll be doing the same with Windows 8 as I have software and hardware that won't work (same as many thousands of others I imagine).
is the data directly tied to a specific program or can you open the record with any document editor? have the records been scanned with ScanTrax or some form of document management software into a .pdf?