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    Partition XP (Pro)

    Hi, Just wondering if I want to separate my OS from Program Files(currently on the same partition), do I need to remove/uninstall programs first and then reinstall on to a new partition?
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    Re: Partition XP (Pro)

    That would certainly be the most pain-free way. Otherwise, you would be editing shortcuts, most likely the registry, and forever fixing little problems. Some programs can easily be moved, while others, like Office, would likely never work right. This is one area where I have to hand it to the Mac for smart design.

    An added benefit of doing it this way is that you have the opportunity to do a little spring cleaning - install the programs you want, and when you're done you can get the unused program directories out of there. It would also give you a base of freshly installed apps, which isn't a bad thing. You would probably want to research applications that store user preferences and data to see how you could migrate those settings without having to recreate all of them....I know that I "move into" my OS and after a while, I have things just the way I like them. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Partition XP (Pro)

    Thanks Mark <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Partition XP (Pro)

    You'll want a 3rd party product -- I used Partition Magic (V7) and was able to do what you described without disturbing anything. But a pre-backup is still recommended in case something hiccups.

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