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    Installing XP

    I've got WinXP Pro Corp. edition here

    Would i basically follow THIS to install?

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    Load up the cd, reboot, and boot from cd..
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    Ok, so during install its going to ask me what partition i want to put XP on? And will it automatically format that partition?

    Should i do FAT32 or NTFS?

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    O yeah, how do i set it to boot from cd? lol

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    When your windows boots up, go into your BIOS. Then access one of those thingies in there(sry, not sure what it is called) and it will say something like "A,C" (meaning it is booting to your A: first, then your C and once you find that, change it to cdrom first..


    Hopefully that is clear enough, been sometime since I had to do that.


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    Originally posted by EvilAngel
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    NTFS!!!!!

    NTFS saves disk space, is more reliable, and has security features!
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    Originally posted by Qwijib0


    NTFS!!!!!

    NTFS saves disk space, is more reliable, and has security features!
    Then what bout my D partition, would i have to format and convert it to ntfs?

    O yeah, how do i backup my mail and contact list in outlook express?

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    Originally posted by Qwijib0


    NTFS!!!!!

    NTFS saves disk space, is more reliable, and has security features!
    I disagree with NTFS being more reliable. I have seen countless HELP ME posts here (and elsewhere) from people that had crashed NTFS partitions and could never recover them. From what I have read, people say to avoid NTFS.
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    Originally posted by BlueJetta


    I disagree with NTFS being more reliable. I have seen countless HELP ME posts here (and elsewhere) from people that had crashed NTFS partitions and could never recover them. From what I have read, people say to avoid NTFS.
    the only problems with ntfs is that to need an NT install to read it... if you try and boot form a 9x disk the HD is unreadable.. solution, use an NT boot disk. I have never had problems with NT4, 2000 or XP readind any NTFS partion. owever, of you're going to be dual-booting and want to share data, then you need fat32.
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    Originally posted by Banshee


    Then what bout my D partition, would i have to format and convert it to ntfs?

    O yeah, how do i backup my mail and contact list in outlook express?
    XP has a drive-conversion utility if you wanna just convert it, NTFS uses smaller stripes on the HD, so you gain space.
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    Originally posted by Banshee


    Then what bout my D partition, would i have to format and convert it to ntfs?

    O yeah, how do i backup my mail and contact list in outlook express?
    I think that there is a files and settings back up utility on the disk that allows you to save things from just about very common app on your pc, from Outlook express to winamp and so on. It will save everything to one file that you can burn to a disk or save to a floppy if it is small enough. It works great.

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    I have everything backed up and am going to install tomorrow.

    Should i do it this way? http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/w...356336,00.html

    Or is there a better/easier way to install?

    (i have never formatted or installed an os before)

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    that TechTV article seems like the exact same thing I did, so that would be a good choice to do that install, Banshee.

    what I did, is go into FDISK, to partition and setup my drive.

    here's a FDISK guide, if you want to do this too.

    http://radified.com/Doc/fdisk.htm

    I have a 20GB hard drive.

    I have WinXP on my 4GB C: partition.

    Then the remaining space is set to my D: and E: partition, for APPS, and GAMES.

    Then when you are done setting up your partitions, you'll want to format them in DOS as well. Then you can pop in the XP CD, and follow the directions in hte Tech TV article.

    One thing you may want to do to...is set up an extra partition, specifically for your swap file. I plan on doing that my next reformat. but just make an extra partition of like 128MB or whatever you think the right swap file size is for your computer.

    then you can manualy tell XP what partition to use the swap file, just point XP to your partition.

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    Originally posted by drdoug99
    that TechTV article seems like the exact same thing I did, so that would be a good choice to do that install, Banshee.

    what I did, is go into FDISK, to partition and setup my drive.

    here's a FDISK guide, if you want to do this too.

    http://radified.com/Doc/fdisk.htm

    I have a 20GB hard drive.

    I have WinXP on my 4GB C: partition.

    Then the remaining space is set to my D: and E: partition, for APPS, and GAMES.

    Then when you are done setting up your partitions, you'll want to format them in DOS as well. Then you can pop in the XP CD, and follow the directions in hte Tech TV article.

    One thing you may want to do to...is set up an extra partition, specifically for your swap file. I plan on doing that my next reformat. but just make an extra partition of like 128MB or whatever you think the right swap file size is for your computer.

    then you can manualy tell XP what partition to use the swap file, just point XP to your partition.
    hhmm.. thats souunds hard lol

    All i wanna do is format C and install XP

    Do i HAVE to do fdisk? Or can i just format C from the XP install?

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    Hey bro you can insert the XP cd in your CD-ROM right click on the drive icon and choose "Explore". You'll find a Readme.html document inside. Double click on it to get installation advice, setup instructions and post-installation notes there should be everything you need to know Hope this helps
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    Go into bios and set it to boot from CD. Stick the cd in and boot up. You will get an option during install to format the drive.

    NTFS is by far a better file structure. However its a real witch to fix when it breaks(which isn't very often). I chose fat32 cause I dual boot and need access to other non-ntfs drives. If your drive is over 32 gb then you will have no choice but ntfs(unless its partitioned).

    NTFS is rock solid.
    FAT32 is easier to fix.

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    well...format C and install windows is sooo boring Banshee!

    you CAN do that, but what's the fun in that?

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    Originally posted by drdoug99
    well...format C and install windows is sooo boring Banshee!

    you CAN do that, but what's the fun in that?
    LOL... I don't think I have ever formatted the EASY way...
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    Found this in the readme:

    "To install a new copy by using the CD:

    1. Start your computer by running your current operating system,
    and then insert the Windows XP Professional CD into your
    CD-ROM drive.

    2. If Windows automatically detects the CD, click Install Windows.
    The Windows XP Setup Wizard appears.

    If Windows doesn't automatically detect the CD, click Start,
    and then click Run. Type the following path to the setup
    file, replacing 'd' if necessary with the letter of your CD-ROM
    drive:

    d:\setup.exe

    3. Press ENTER.

    4. When prompted to choose an installation type,
    select New Installation, and then click Next.

    5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen."


    When i put the CD i did get that screen, so i don't even have to change it to boot from CD? I can just put the cd in and install?

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