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Old 12-16-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is FC4 installation reversible?


Im planning to install FC4 on a new laptop with XP on it. Im gonna kill XP entirely and just run FC4. I just wanna know is this process reversible? Will I still be able to use a (XP)system recovery disk to reinstall XP? I need to know this because I have limited experience with linux and fear that I cannot get my network card/wifi to work, thus not being able to seek help online with other issues.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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linux is like any other operating system, its not permenant. If you put fc4 on your disk, then decide you dont like it, or thast you want to revert, all you have to do is reinstall xp. an xp install will erase the mbr, though, if you plan on dual booting...
 
Old 12-16-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks....Linux, here I come!
 
Old 12-16-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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If you've got anything on your XP system you've put there yourself (i.e., not on the "restore" CD), good practice would be to do a system backup (with registry) to, say, a set of CDs before wiping the disk.
 
  


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