Sanjima wrote:Windows 7 I believe. the first 200MB was reserved for some kinda system files that Windows 7 did by itself. The 40GB-ish partition was for Windows 7, and the rest like 460GB or so was all of my data and personal files and everything.
Now I am lost..
I thought you had replaced win7 with winXP, ???
OK, well to be safe you could attempt some kind of backup..However windows has always had the ability to install in place
, meaning you overwrite the partition/directory where windows has installed its OS with a new install/reinstall of windows, that was usual c:\windows
Another way of doing it is to install to a different directory, which wouldn't tiuch that directory/partition where windows installs it OS system & data (c:\windows), So you would pick , install to c:\win2
, as an example
--and it would be a minimum install, customize it to remove almost all the software that windows wants to install as part of the OS, like desktop themes, accessories, games, tcp et etc..
But you don't have to do that, just fix windows MBR from windows..