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Reinstall Windows XP Pro without losing my data

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I bought a copy of XP Pro on the internet that turned out to be a non-legitimate copy when I went to register and verify online with Microsoft.

I then went to my local PC store and bought a legitimate copy of XP Pro and now I want to install it without having to reformat my drive as part of the installation process. Is that possible? How do I just install my legitimate copy of XP Pro on my same machine without losing all my existing data. I just want to install the operating system and that's all. How do I do that?

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Charles

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Right click 'My computer' select ' manage'. On the left side second from the bottom click 'disk managment' than create a partation on the 'c' drive and install your new copy of xp an that partation when prompted.

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