Is it possible to re-insatall windows XP home without losing all other programs and/or files?

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Is it possible to re-insatall windows XP home without losing all other programs and/or files?

I have an E-machine T1440 1.4Ghz. 40Gb. hard drive 256Mg RAM. Windows XP Home was installed from the E-machine's install disk.

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This question was answered on May 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Please refer to this article, it tells you how to reinstall and back up your files.

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 24, 2004