I have Windows XP Home SP2. I have a 120 GB hard drive partitioned as follows:
C Drive (NTFS) = Total Size: 108 GB, Free Space: 51.6 GB
D Drive (FAT32) = Total Size: 3.70 GB, Free Space 1.67 GB
This is the way the computer came when I bought it 2 years ago, except the free space size of course. What I want to do is create a new partition to move files I want onto so that I can reinstall Windows without the risk of losing any of my files. I have no experience whatsoever creating partitions and any instructions I have read on how to do so are very confusing, especially at Microsoft's website.
Is it possible to create a partition, move my files to it and then do a destructive reinstall of Windows, or would I have to save my files somewhere else? I guess I'm asking if it's possible to format just a partition instead of the whole hard drive. I am willing to just do a backup reinstall, but if I move my files I want saved, I won't need a backup. I don't have an external hard drive, so that isn't an option.
If anyone can give me a "Partitions for Dummies" explanation on creating partitions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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