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    Before I do something stupid, I want to ask a question:

    Can I re-install W7 from scratch on my logical c:\ drive without losing my logical d:\ drive and all of its data?

    I have a very strange problem that has only surfaced after I tried some new things in Excel.
    Whatever it is must have been latent there for quite a while, because my image files and my backups all contain the same error.

    I've spent 2 days trying to resolve the issue; and have now decided it would be better to re-install W7 and my application programs on c;\

    But, again, I dont want to lose my logical d:\ drive and all of its data.

    Thanks for your help,
    Dick

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    Reinstalling your C: drive OS should have no affect on your data D: drive. That is the biggest reason why some recommend partitioning to establish a seperate data drive. When you install (I would assume you are going to do a clean install) be SURE to specifiy the partition containing your Win 7 OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Before I do something stupid, I want to ask a question:

    Can I re-install W7 from scratch on my logical c:\ drive without losing my logical d:\ drive and all of its data?

    I have a very strange problem that has only surfaced after I tried some new things in Excel.
    Whatever it is must have been latent there for quite a while, because my image files and my backups all contain the same error.

    I've spent 2 days trying to resolve the issue; and have now decided it would be better to re-install W7 and my application programs on c;\

    But, again, I dont want to lose my logical d:\ drive and all of its data.

    Thanks for your help,
    Dick
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    Hello, I have just recently installed Windows 7 on my C: drive (custom install) and during the "setup" the program asks where you want to install it to. You have the choice. You will see all present drives that are available .... so just select the partition or drive that you want. In my case i installed "7" over my previous Vista Partition. It did so and created a "windows old" folder with all of my old "apps" in it . I could then easily move them into my "new 7" program files. Regards Fred
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    Thanks to you both for your quick and reassuring responses.
    Dick

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