February 3, 2009 - kenshinjeff

the proper way of reinstalling over an existing windows partition

Don’t start on why I’m not nuking the entire partition. There’s always some scenario somewhere which requires you NOT to fdisk the #$@%!^ thing.

First off (Seriously, someone should write a bat file for this)

Backup the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\<yourusername>\Desktop\
C:\Documents and Settings\<yourusername>\My Documents\My Music
C:\Documents and Settings\<yourusername>\My Documents\My Pictures
C:\Documents and Settings\<yourusername>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Delete the following:

C:\Windows
C:\Documents and Settings
C:\Program Files

And when you’re finally done, install your new xp over partition, without formatting. Tada~

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