install on disk with data

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    peekaa

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    Is it possible to install xp on disk where are some data, files, so that these files will be kept? Its just data disk, not system at all, never was. Thank you.
     
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    Yes.

    Put the files in a separate partition. You will need to use 3rd party partitioning software that is capable of changing partition boundaries whilst preserving contents. (I usually use Partedmagic https://partedmagic.com/)

    Then do your Windows install into remaining free space that you have created in what is left over after you have performed above action.
     
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    ps Put the data partition at the end of the disk. Less problems then wrt getting Boot sector satisfactory when you install OS.
     
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    Or, back up your files to a flash drive and then wipe entire drive with a slow format and then you can create your partitions on the drive at install time. and replace your files on your new partition, :)
     
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