Re: backing up to install help?
You cannot just copy a program over to another partition and copy back it
will not work.
WoW would need a new installation if you are formatting your drive during
the Vista installation.
Music files can be copied/moved to a different partition and Media Player
will find them after the Vista Installation.
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"brcarter479" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> i'm sure i am going to get lots of "use the search feature" but i tried
> and couldn't find the specific answer i'm looking for. So here it goes
> I've used XP since release and was dead set against vista when i saw
> its requirements, well after playing with it on computers worse than my
> own, and seeing more and more features for it as well as better
> compatibility I've decided to upgrade to ultimate.
> i dont own an external hard drive(i know its strange i just never
> bought one) and cannot afford one at this time, but later this evening I
> am planning to install my copy of ultimate 32-bit but i'm pretty good
> with partitions.
> my question is this
> if i created a partition for my copy of world of warcraft and my music
> files (the only things im worried about losing everything else is easily
> replaced or completely useless to me) would vista recognize the
> partition and allow me to copy it over to my vista partition? i'm
> mostly concerned with the fact that vista may not recognize the second
> partition as a legitimate drive even though xp isnt installed on it.
> would that work in lieu of an external drive?