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Keep All Data - Xp Fresh Installation


I have 80gb hd with 2 partitions c and d. I have all programs installed on c and all data such as web pages, emails, mp3, pictures etc. On d. I have windows xp pro an i need to make a fresh installation to clean everything. Is it possible to keep all data that i have on disk d?

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