If you purchased a new drive and are not using the old one, you don't need to format your old one. You only need to install your XP if that's what you have onto your new drive. Now, please consider before doing so ...
*Make sure you have your install disk and not an OEM on your drive. If you don't have the install disks, you won't be re-installing Windows.*
As well, you could simply connect to a pc and put all your info on there and perhaps burn to DVD or CDs or even USB, for safe keeping.
Firefox favs...easily remmedied...Go to Bookmarks> manage bookmarks>File>Export...now you can save them to a file anywhere on your drive.
IE....File>Import Export>...export wizard opens...Next>Export Favorites>...you can then choose where to save those as well
Firefox extensions> I would try here..
Or take this route and I happen to know since I am designing a FF skin,
*A note: you have to show hidden files and folders in order to access this*
Go to C:\Documents and Settings\*your user name*\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*some letters.default*\
and in there you will see the extensions folder. I find it easier to just back up the whole Mozilla folder.
I am no podcast expert so you may want to get more info from someone else.
And just for the record, please clarify if you bought a new hard drive, or you had a new one and are re-formatting that one, or are putting a new one and Ram in now.
Hello It has come time to reformat my laptop. After 4 years a new HD and RAM upgrade, reformatting is the last thing i can do to extend my PC's life.
Does Cnet have a tutorial/walk through/How-To on reformatting your PC (Win XP) ala their weekend project guides?
A google search found a good resource
Cnet Community Newsletter: Q&A: 2/25/05 How to reformat your hard drive
additionally 2 things that I'm looking for are:
How to back up your favorites and book marks?
-Sub category: is there a way to back up and save all your FireFox extensions or do i just need to list them all down and DL them again?
How do i save my podcast subscriptions on itunes 7?
do i need to back up and put back in the iTunes music folder the 2 files "iTunes Music Library.xml" & "iTunes Library.itl"
Thanks for the help or direction to links.