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Windows 7: Can I Clean Install Windows 7 Without Delete My Partition (D:)?

23 Oct 2012   #1

Windows XP 32
Can I Clean Install Windows 7 Without Delete My Partition (D:)?

I want to do clean install to my Windows XP pc. I have 500 GB of HDD and have been separated to 2 partition. Local Disk C: & Local Disk D: which C: is for system(program files, windows etc) and D: for my files(musics, videos etc).

So now I want to install W7, but I curios, can I just only format the C: and install the W7 to C: and doing nothing to D: so I will not lost my files?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Yes, you can do that.

Most would tell you to back up D regardless, as a precaution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Yes, but back up your D drive anyway. You don't want to take the chance that something goes wrong and you lose your stuff.

That's the short answer.

You'll need to manually format your C and watch carefully as Windows 7 is installing so you put it there and not elsewhere.

There is the question of how large your C drive is, but I'm guessing you've already made sure it was big enough to begin with.

Have Fun.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2012   #4

Windows XP 32

Thank you
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